Wander around and browse thousands of objects that offer an insight into rural Alsatian life in the 18th and 19th centuries.
In a house which dates back to 1620, the Alsatian Museum displays a collection of folk art, furniture, costumes, and domestic items.
A visit to this museum is punctuated by reconstructions of characteristic interiors from different parts of Alsace (agricultural plain, vineyard, Vosges Mountains) and of the workshops of craftsmen.
Certain rooms are quite faithful replicas of rural interiors, such as the Stùb (common room) of a Wintzenheim farm, while others are more imaginative such as the kitchen and, in particular, the workshop of the pharmacist-alchemist.
Visitors circulate amongst the items comprising the Alsatian Museum as though they were wandering through a home whose inhabitants had just stepped out. The creaking floors, the furniture filling the rooms and all of the various objects, none of which is insignificant, speak of a time that is both so familiar and yet so very different from today’s life.