World War 2 Tour in Alsace

Private day tour in Alsace to discover emblematic places of the Second World War.

World War 2 tour in Alsace. Alsace is a border region, it has unfortunately always been exposed to conflicts. After the First World War, we wanted to fortify the border to avoid a new invasion and we built the Maginot Line.

Places to discover

Visit the Maginot Line, essential fortification sites from the Second World War in Alsace

In the north of Alsace, the Schoenenbourg fort or the Simserhof fort are two absolutely spectacular places. Their kilometers of underground galleries and their artillery turrets bear witness to the life of their garrison on the eve of the Second World War.

Built between 1931 and 1935, Fort Schoenenbourg constitutes a major artillery structure whose main mission was to secure northern Alsace, in coordination with neighboring structures. A garrison of 600 men lived there. The fort was equipped with extensive living, service and combat facilities, mainly underground.

A network of galleries extending over nearly 3 kilometers and plunging on average 22 meters below the surface of the ground linked these different structures together. During the visit, visitors will have the opportunity to discover the inner workings of the fort, from the living quarters to the combat blocks. This exploration lasts approximately 2.5 hours and involves walking about 4 kilometers. Possibility of using a wheelchair on 90% of the visit for people with walking difficulties.

Concentration Camp Struthof/Natzweiler

World War 2 Tour in Alsace, visit the concentration camp Struthof
World War 2 Tour in Alsace, visit the concentration camp Struthof

Other sites bear witness to the terrible and troubled history of this period. This is the case of the former Natzweiler-Struthof concentration camp. During World War 2 thousands of prisoners were deported to Natzweiler. The Americans discovered the camp at the end of November 1944. Designed as a place for reflection and meeting, this open-sky museum is an introduction to visiting the camp located nearby. Tactile terminals, videos and photos present the history of the Second World War.

More than 20,000 people disappeared there forever. The site, protected as a historic monument, became a major place of national memory in 2014. Its purpose is to transmit the memory of the deportees of Natzweiler and allows visitors to discover the horror of a concentration camp.

Inaugurated in 2005, the European Center for Deported Resisters (CERD) introduces the visit to the site by giving visitors the interpretation tools necessary to better understand the history of the camp, and more broadly that of the Deportation and the European Resistance.

Alsace-Moselle Memorial

Visit a museum of the Second World War in Alsace
In this museum you will learn more about the situation in the region during the Second World War.

In Schirmeck, the Alsace Moselle Memorial. It summarizes – spectacular supporting documents – regional history from 1870 to the end of the 20th century. Near Colmar the Musée Mémorial des Combats de la Poche de Colmar brings together an exceptional collection of objects. They tell, with incredible precision, the story of the battles which liberated Alsace, then annexed to Nazi Germany.

Between 1871 and 1945, Alsatians and Mosellans were subject to four changes of nationality. From 1940 to 1945, Alsace and Moselle were the only parts of French territory to be annexed by the Third Reich. To understand this situation, it is essential to retrace the steps of a region long disputed between France and Germany, and which today draws its richness from the cultures inherited from this tumultuous history.

The Alsace-Moselle Memorial offers an immersive and dynamic experience to retrace the unique history of these regions, from 1870 to the present day, particularly highlighting the period of the Second World War.

Impossible to visit these three places in a single day. We can organize several days of World War 2 day tour on this theme for you.

Example of Itinerary + Price

World War 2 day tour in Alsace, here is a typical itinerary to follow.

  • Departure from Colmar at 9 a.m.
  • Visit to the Alsace Moselle Museum
  • Visit to the Natzweiler-Struthof concentration camp
  • Return to Colmar around 6 p.m.

The price of a day trip to Alsace will depend on the exact content of your day. (place of departure/place of return/places visited etc.)

Price for this World War 2 day tour in Alsace : 740 EUR for 2 people + 30 EUR per additional person
Included: Driver + Transport in comfortable minivan + parking fees + Pick-up/drop-off in Colmar
Not included: Your Lunch + anything you can buy during the day

The itinerary above is an example. It can be changed according to your wishes. Contact me via the CONTACT tab and let’s discuss your project together. Book our minivan with driver and let’s visit the places that make you dream.

We can even combine these visits with the discovery of pretty Alsatian villages or even the discovery of the Alsace vineyards.

Who I am

My name is Pierre and I am Alsatian and a true fan of Alsace and World War history. Follow me and discover the history of the WW2 in Alsace on a private day tour.

From 2020 I am making private day tour in Alsace and the Upper Rhine Vallee. I lived in Alsace since 2010. I was born at 1 hour driving from Strasbourg in Lorraine, and after my studies, made in tourism industry, I moved in Strasbourg to work. 

And you know what, I never wanted to go back in Lorraine. Why? 

Because Alsace is a so nice place to live, full of traditions, restaurants, bar, winemakers, vineyards, mountains, beautiful landscape, nearby Germany, Switzerland, with a lot of international airports to travel. 

I am really in love with Alsace. I am a real wine lover so here I am very happy. Let me drive you through Alsace and show you my favorite places. 


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