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Museum für Stadtgeschichte

History and tradition
Breisach am Rhein
Germany
The Museum of Municipal History is located in one of the remaining city towers of Breisach. The tower was built by the French architect Jaques Tarade in the second half of the 17th century, based on the Rhine tower designed by Vauban, which is one of the most beautiful and well preserved castle towers in Europe.

Exhibits, models, paintings and documents explain the 4,000-year-old history of Breisach, which began in the Stone Age. Special attention is given to the ‘Breisacher Münsterberg' which served as home to a Celtic prince, Breisach in Roman times and as central location in the early medieval age, as well as to the largest and most modern fortresses in the 17th and 18th century. Other sections are dedicated to the St. Stephansmünster including items from the cathedral treasury, the numerous former monasteries, the castle that was constructed by the Zähringer and was destroyed in the 18th century, the garrison town (1893-1919) and the war damage in 1945. Visitors can find the museum restaurant ‘Museumsstüble' with an outdoor terrace next to the romantic lake Schwanenweiher.
Museum für Stadtgeschichte
Museum für Stadtgeschichte
Opening hours

TUE-FRI 14.00-17.00
SAT 11.30-17.00
SUN and holidays 11.30-17.00
Address
Museum für Stadtgeschichte
Rheintorplatz 1
79206
Breisach am Rhein
Germany
+49 7667 83 21 60/61 und 7667 70 89

48.032539, 7.574983