Maison des rochers, Graufhtal
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Troglodyte Houses in Graufthal - Graufthal

The tiny village of Graufthal nestles in Zinsel Valley and grew up around a Benedictine abbey in the 12th century. Several caves carved into the high sandstone cliffs were used as storage by the Abbey monks before being converted into living spaces little by little. The cliffs act as the back wall with rock forming the ceiling and floor. Only the facades in periwinkle blue are manmade.
The last occupant, Catherine Ottermann, died in 1958. Listed as historical monuments in 1984, these troglodyte dwellings are today the setting for a picturesque museum reconstituting the life of the last occupant. This unique site in Alsace takes you back to bygone days where nature and everyday life were totally intertwined!

Rue Principale
67320 Graufthal

TEL 03 88 70 19 59 TEL 03 88 70 19 16

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Animals accepted: No

Length of visit/event: 1h

Languages spoken: German

Audience concerned: Adults (individuals), Couple, Families, Groups, Schools

Themes: Arts et traditions populaires, Ethnography

Type of site to visit: Monument, remarkable house, Museum and planetarium


Acrivité en :: indoor, outdoor

Package visits offered: Free visit, Guided tour for individuals, Guided tour for groups

Protective measures: The service provider declares to respect the sanitary protocols, Wearing a mask is mandatory, Hydroalcoholic gel available

Opening, proposed sales service (after lockdown) and modalities: Open to the public

Stationnement pour véhicules: Free parking for cars

Opening days

Opening hours: 11 April - 30 June and September: Sundays and public holidays: 2 pm -6 pm. July and August: daily 2 - 6 pm.

A proximité (5 Km)

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