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Musée Français du Pétrole

History and tradition
Technique and industry
Pompe à balancier - musée
Affiche publicitaire - début 20 e siècle
Objets publicitaire - ANTAR
Discovering 500 years of oil history in Northern Alsace !

Did you know it? Undergrounds in Alsace contains oil and it is in Merkwiller-Pechelbronn that opened the first site of oil exploitation in Europe.

In this region, the farmer of the Late Middle Ages already knew that the ground was filled with an oily substance that he had learned to use. From the 18th century, exploitation took on an industrial dimension until its closure in 1970.

The geology of the Rhine ditch explains a singular deposit which will be exploited by wells, drilling, pumping and even by mining galleries. Pechelbronn is renowned for its technical innovations in the oil industry.

Musée Français du Pétrole

4 rue de l’Ecole
+33 3 88 80 91 08
Horaires d'ouverture
Wednesday - Friday: 14:30-18:00
Wednesday - Friday: 14:30-18:00
Tuesday - Friday: 14:30-18:00
Sunday: 14:30-18:00

48.936836, 7.827569

"Pechelbronn reveals itself...Rediscover the history of Pechelbronn's oil industry through old photographs of emblematic buildings and places"...

Photo exhibition: In the streets of Merkwiller-Pechelbronn and in certain places in Kutzenhausen, Lampertsloch and Preuschdorf... 16 tarpaulins with more than 60 pictures take us back to the time of ...