Located 35 miles (50 km) north of Strasbourg and 25 miles (40 km) west of Karlsruhe, the "Abri" (shelter) is an underground barrack. Built in 1930, the "ouvrage" offered all the facilities needed to feed and accommodate a company of soldiers during war-time: dorms, toilets and showers, a well, a boiler room, an engine room, protection against poison gas, close defense.
French troops occupied the "Abri" from 1936 to 1940.
Created in 1994 by a few military history buffs, the Museum wants to teach the younger generations the history of the community as well as that of Alsace.
On a site which extends over 4.2 hectares (7 acres), you can discover...
House of the Models
Hall of the "forced draft"
... And throughout the site: French, German, American, East German and Russian equipment.