MAISON SUISSE À WIMMENAU ET CONSERVATOIRE DU PATRIMOINE RURAL DES VOSGES DU NORD

MAISON SUISSE À WIMMENAU ET CONSERVATOIRE DU PATRIMOINE RURAL DES VOSGES DU NORD

Roland Letscher

Maison Suisse à Wimmenau et Conservatoire du patrimoine rural des Vosges du Nord - Wimmenau

Located in the centre of the village, the patrimonial complex comprises a 17th - 18th century half-timbered house, a 19th century forge and outbuildings housing an oil-mill and collections of artefacts. The village was levelled during the Thirty Years' War (except for the 12th - 13th century bell-tower). Mid-17th century, it was settled by Swiss immigrants from the Bern area (Allenbach, Scherer). The latter built the half-timbered house in 1669. It was altered in 1718 and 1800. The house is divided by a partition wall. The façade bears two moralizing inscriptions. The building was restored to its original state, with the dark-colored sandstone door- and window- frames, the clay or sandstone intervening sections with a black border, the gray-stained wooden skeleton. Archeological evidence has been preserved. One of the outbuildings houses an oil mill in operation until the mid-20th century, producing rape- or nut-oil. It was entirely restored by the association. The wooden drive is very ingenious and most interesting. The members of the association have been collecting and preserving artefacts connected with rural life: tractors, agricultural machinery, craftsmen's and loggers' tools, furniture and objects used daily by the people and traditions.

Rue Principale
Situé au Centre du village
67290 Wimmenau

TEL 03 88 89 70 77 TEL 06 12 60 73 79
Fax : 03 88 89 83 00

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Description

Length of visit/event: 2h

Languages spoken: French

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

Themes: Arts et traditions populaires, Ethnography

Type of site to visit: Museum and planetarium

Prestations

Package visits offered: Guided tour for groups with reservation

Stationnement pour véhicules: Free parking for cars

Opening days

Opening hours: Free visit by appointment. Contact us 03 88 89 81 04.

A proximité (5 Km)

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