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Musée Würth France Erstein

Not only in Germany, but also in France, in Erstein next to Strasbourg, you may admire the modern art collection of the art patron Reinhold Würth,

Information about the Würth company's history and its art collection 
After his father's death in the 1950's, Reinhold Würth began in the age of 19 to transform his small screw shop into a globally acting company. Today, this company is located in 84 countries and collaborates with more than 65 000 persons.

Arts have always played an important role in Reinhold Würth's life and so they do for the company. The art patron promotes different art genres as well as literature and music.

The Würth Museum in Erstein 

In 2008, this museum was inaugurated opposite to the French headquarters of Würth, in the Western industrial zone of Erstein in Alsace. The museum exhibit a part of the Würth collectio which is one of the most important art collections of a company in Europe.

Today, the Würth collection comprises about 110 000 artpieces, especially dating from the 20th and 21st century, like works by Camille Pissarro, Alfred Sisley, Paul Baum, Heinrich von Zügel, Max Liebermann, Edvard Munch, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Gabriele Münter, Emil Nolde, Max Beckmann, Max Ernst, René Magritte and André Masson. The conception of the museum is not only addressed to the company's employees, but also to those interested in arts.

Every year, the Würth Museum presents two different exhibitions, either according to a certain subject or monographic, comprising paintings, scultpures and drawings of the collection. All exhibitions are accompanied by a cultural programme including conferences, guided tours, lectures and artist audiences.

The museum itself is a very interesting building: it is a beautiful mixture of glass, creating transparency, and beton walls, representing opacity. It was created in order to fit the demans of the art collection. The exhibition surface of 800m² returns the heterogenity of the artworks.

A five hectars big parc is adjoining the building, it received the award "Prix de l'Arbre d'Or" in 2000 and was created by Martine Rascles. Lots of local animals live here.

Opening hours:
Tuesday to Saturday: 10am to 5pm 
Sunday: 10am to 6pm 
Closed on Mondays.

Guided tours:

  • Every Sunday at 2.30pm, the museum offers free guided visits in French
  • Guided tours for groups up to 25 persons: 95 € + reduced rate, duration: 1h 
  • Guided tours for school classes: 35 € 
  • It is necesserary to reserve a guided tour in advance.

Rates:
Full rate: 6,00 €
Reduced rate: 4,00 € (students, retired persons, groups of 10 persons at least,, holders of the Cézam card) 
Free entrance for holders of the Alsace pass, the mueum's pass and children under 12 years old.
Free entrance on all Saturdays.

Contact:
Z.I. Ouest
Rue Georges Besse
67150 Erstein
Phone: +33 (0)3 88 64 74 84
Fax: +33 (0)3 88 64 74 88

Access:

By car:
On D1083 – Exit Erstein – Direction Z.I. Ouest – follow the indications 
Secure parking 
Access for persons with disabilities

By train:
Line SNCF Strasbourg – Sélestat – Colmar – Mulhouse – Bâle
Stop: Erstein railway station, 10 minutes by foot to the museum