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Fort of Mutzig (Feste Kaiser Wilhelm II)
Fort of Mutzig (Feste Kaiser Wilhelm II)

Fort of Mutzig (Feste Kaiser Wilhelm II)

Fort de Mutzig was built by Germany in the late 1800s to defend Strasbourg and Metz during the Franco-Prussian War. It is comprised of a number of dispersed units that are connected by tunnels, which provided shelter and also allowed for the dispersal of artillery—a design that later influenced the layout of the Maginot Line.

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Rue du Camp, Dinsheim-sur-Bruche, 67190

The Basics

Also known as Feste Kaiser Wilhelm II, Fort de Mutzig is a fascinating place for those interested in strategic military architecture. Highlights include an underground area, which still boasts many of its original furnishings and equipment, as well as a large collection of armaments. Take a tour to get an in-depth look into the fort's history and construction as well as its significance in many of the wars that shaped modern-day Europe.

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Things to Know Before You Go

  • Fort de Mutzig is popular with those interested in military history.

  • Wear comfortable shoes; the site requires a lot of walking on uneven surfaces.

  • Tours are available in French, German and English, if you pre-book.

  • The fort is not wheelchair accessible.

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How to Get There

The Fort is located in Mutzig, about a 20-minute drive from Strasbourg: Take the A35 to the A352, then departmental road D1420. You can also reach the fort by taking a train from Strasbourg to Mutzig and catching a cab or taking a long (roughy 1.5 hour) walk along a trail that takes you through Mutzig City Hall.

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When to Get There

Opening hours and tour times vary throughout the year, so check ahead and make sure to pre-book your tour.

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The Forts of Alsace

Alsace and the surrounding area is home to 19 historic forts: three are in Germany, and 16 are in France, on the western shores of the Rhine River. A popular way to visit the forts is by bicycle, and there's a 53-mile (85-km) cycling route, the Piste des Forts, that connects the various sites and also takes you through charming towns and scenic woodlands along the way.

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Frequently Asked Questions
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