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Musée Alsacien (Alsatian Museum)

This museum exhibits furniture, traditional costumes, paintings and historical Alsatian tools, as well as glass paintings and masks.

It is located in half-timbered houses for more than 100 years which date from the same time like lots of the display models. If you would like to see how a traditional Alsatian farmer's room looked at the time of Louis XVI, you will see it here: the room dates from 1810. Plus, you will see a great collection of Alsatian ceramics made in Soufflenheim and Betschdorf, Alsatian villages where this kind of handcraft and art is still alive.

On the first floor, you will find the glass paintings, often decorated with religious motives. This kind of art is very rare in the rest of France. Another interesting thing to discover are the wooden "Mehlkotzer" masks. This name means "the one puking flour" and comes from the 18th and 19th century: the masks were used by millers and the flour flowed through the masks' mouths into the troughs.

Opening hours:
Monday to Sunday from 10am to 6pm, closed on Tuesdays.

Rates:
Full rate: 6,50 €
Reduced rate: 3,50 €

Contact :
23-25, quai Saint-Nicolas
67000 Strasbourg
Phone: +33 (0)3 68 98 51 60