Sonnenhof Museum

Bischwiller

22
Oberhoffen Street
67240
Bischwiller
03 88 80 23 00
06 33 12 40 55
contact@fondation-sonnenhof.org
Languages ​​spoken
German
French

Location and access

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One hundred and forty years of an exceptional human adventure exhibited at the Sonnenhof museum, or of the “Protestant asylum for idiots” at the “Cour du soleil”.
"The Protestant asylum for idiots", created in Oberhoffen sur Moder in 1876 under the impetus of pastors, has become the Protestant Sonnenhof Foundation which welcomes in Bischwiller a thousand people, mentally retarded, autistic, polyhandicapped, elderly ...
The museum is the work of Gerdy DREYER, a passionate retired educator. The idea of ​​showing the tremendous work accomplished daily by the Foundation came to him during the fortuitous discovery in old trunks suitable for throwing away documents of inestimable historical value, including a founding act in German Gothic writing. He patiently collected period equipment, various tools, clothing, wheelchairs, old photographs.
Everything is organized both in chronological order and by center of interest: school, work, holidays, war, choir… A film completes the visit to a museum unlike any other which highlights highlights human values ​​and reminds us that "every life is a light".
Guided tours all year round, by appointment only.
Information and reservation: 03 88 80 23 00 or 06 33 12 40 55

Practical information and services

Type of places to visit
Museum and planetarium
Museum theme (s)
History
Ethnography
Visit formulas
Guided tour for individuals by appointment
Guided tour for groups by appointment
Educational visit
Opening times
By appointment only on 03 88 80 23 00 or 06 33 12 40 55
Duration
45 min
Mandatory reservation
Mandatory reservation
Addressed to
Groups
School groups
Families
Couples
Children's groups
Adults (individuals)
Capacity for a group
6
Leisure facilities nearby
Less than 500 meters from a cycle path
Children's playground within 500 m
On the route of a cycle route (less than 5 km)
Possibility of parking
Private parking for cars

Prices

Adult: Free
Children: Free
Groups (per person): Free
School groups: Free

Location

Situation
In the town / village center
Name of the nearest station
Bischwiller
Nearest station (in km)
2