The Écomusée d’Alsace
The Écomusée d’Alsace was originally created on the industrial wasteland of the old potassium mines, some 30 years ago and has since become a site with a wide variety of habitats, a village, fields, forests, a pond and rivers, which have resulted in considerable biodiversity. Several areas have been set up to allow the public to enjoy a close-up of nature and become aware of the importance of preserving it.
The Games Forest–Eco-discovery area opened in 2021 and is designed to help visitors discover and explore nature. It has now become one of the most important parts of the museum for families looking for a bit of adventure. Kids both big and small learn while having a great time. Awaken your senses walking along the barefoot trail of the Games Forest or, for the more intrepid visitors, see how good your sense of balance is on the wooden beams and other apparatus. On top of all this, you’ll also find rafts, huts, swings – in short, everything you need for playing in and with nature! What are you waiting for – come along to the Écomusée d’Alsace for a great time out with the family!
Nature trails take you out exploring the museum wildlands and also discovering some hidden treasures! Venture out on one of our 5 trails – the trail of superb scenery, the trail of woodland emotions, the trail of the dry hill, the field trail and the remnants trail.
The Écomusée d’Alsace’s volunteer naturalists are usually to be found within the village, carrying out their work of drawing up an inventory of its living heritage. Results have shown what an extraordinary biodiversity exists within the museum, with both wild and domestic species to be found within the variety of habitats in the village, in the fields, the forest, wildland and marshland.
Some 4800 different species have so far been recorded.