Shelter Museum - Hatten
The shelter was located 1 km behind the Maginot Line and was used during the war as a barracks with 240 beds and a location for casemates. 28 rooms have been restored to their original condition; there is also an exhibition room. In addition to the bunker, there is a large collection of military material from 1939 to today, a room of models, a room dedicated to the “Malgré-Nous” (men of the Alsace-Moselle conscripted into the German army), as well as a hall containing American and German equipment from 1939 to 1945. Reconstructions recall the battle of January 1945 in Hatten. German and American fighters confronted each other in and around the village from 9 to 21 January 1045, during Operation Nordwind launched by Hitler. During this German offensive, Hatten and the neighbouring village of Rittershoffen were at the heart of one of the largest tank battles in France. Both villages were 85% destroyed; there were 83 civilian victims in Hatten, 31 in Rittershoffen. Outside, on the museum site, the Bois du Souvenir is a place of contemplation dedicated to the civilian victims of the battle. 114 trees were planted in tribute to the 114 civilian victims from the 2 villages.
Rue de l'Abri
Tél : 03 88 80 14 90
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Type of site to visit: Museum and planetarium, Military site
Package visits offered: Free visit, Guided tour for groups, Guided tour for groups with reservation
Length of visit/event: 2h30 min
Opening hours: From 2nd March to 12th April, from 24. April to 28. May and 2nd October to 12. November : Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday from 10am to 5.45pm. From 13. to 23rd April and from 29. May to 1st October, every day from 10am to 5.45pm.