Turenne-Museum

French-German Museum Park

The new Turenne-Museum shows examples of “hero worship à la francaise” at the memorial and at the former “Petit Musee Turenne” that has now become an exhibiton object itself. Visitors learn all about Turenne, his life, death and importance for posterity. One section of the museum is dedicated to the “Battle of Sasbach”. The museum also describes the appearance and symbolism of the various monuments presenting their history in the context of Franco-German relations at the respective time.

For more than 200 years a French memorial has been located in Sasbach next to Achern in Ortenau. It recalls the death of the French Marshal Turenne who died in the “Battle of Sasbach” fighting against German troops on 27th July 1675. In France Turenne is considered to be the most important commander after Napoleon. The 18th and 19th centuries inGermany were dominated by admiration for Turenne’s battles among the ranks of the military. The population in south-west Germany, however, saw him as a murderer and incendiary.

Turenne-Museum
Turenne-Denkmal

Opening Hours

open only on demand

Address

Turenneweg 24
77880   Sasbach (Ortenaukreis)
Phone +49 7841 26 079
Fax +49 7841 686 55
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