Museum of the battle of 6 August 1870

This museum is dedicated solely to one battle, that of 6 August 1870. Known as the 'Battle of Reichshoffen', it was actually the battle of Froeschwiller for the French army and Woerth for the German army.


2 rue du Moulin
Château de Woerth
67360 Woerth

03 88 09 40 96

Visit to the Museum of the battle of 6 August 1870

Heritage tourism

Visit of the Museum of the Battle of August 6, 1870: this museum is dedicated to the only battle of the day on August 6, 1870. The battle was called the "Battle of Reichshoffen", but in reality it was the battle of Froeschwiller for the French army and the battle of Woerth for the German army, and most of the exhibits found on the battlefield bear witness to this painful past for France. A diorama of more than 4000 pewter figurines retraces a moment of this battle in which so many valiant combatants distinguished themselves.

If the documents, paintings, postcards..., made for the needs of a remembrance tourism, constitute an interesting part of the collection, the firearms, the knives, the uniforms, the helmets, the headgear, the tools and the necessities of the soldier's life constitute the essential part.

A French defeat that opened the road to the Vosges and consequently to Paris to the German coalition army, this battle resulted in the annexation of Alsace and Lorraine to Germany.

Outdoor tours are possible (battlefield), in complete autonomy, thanks to the explanatory panels along the route of the monuments (70 between Woerth, Elsasshausen and Froeschwiller) as well as the Sentier des Turcos (only on foot, starting at the exit of Woerth, in the direction of Lembach). For a playful discovery: geocaches and smartphone applications Mobi'1870 and Alsace 1870-War and Peace.

Horaires d'ouverture

The museum is open from 01/04 to 31/10:

Wednesday, Thursday and Friday: 2pm to 5pm
Saturday and Sunday: 2pm to 6pm

Public price
Adult : €6.00
Kid : Free
Price with the pass
Adult : Free
Kid : Free


  • Lift access for people with reduced mobility and pushchairs (with the exception of the tower).

Access conditions

  • GPS coordinates: 48.9385277 / 7.7470994

    Coming from Strasbourg :
    take the motorway towards Paris, exit at Brumath Nord, then towards Haguenau, and finally towards Woerth.

    Free parking near the museum entrance

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