Vault Museum


Rue de l'Abri
03 88 80 14 90
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Languages ​​spoken
Access for disabled
Pets allowed under conditions

Location and access

  • Shelter Museum - Shelter Museum
  • Shelter Museum - Shelter Museum
  • Shelter Museum - Shelter Museum
  • Shelter Museum - Shelter Museum
  • Shelter Museum - Shelter Museum
  • Shelter Museum - Shelter Museum
Located 1 km behind the Maginot Line, the Abri was used during the war as barracks for the crews of the casemates and contained approximately 240 beds. 28 pieces have been restored either to their original state or in the showroom. You will also be able to discover around the Bunker de l'Abri an important collection of military equipment from 1939 to the present day, a model room, a room dedicated to the "Despite-Nous" as well as a hall containing exclusively American or German equipment from 1939 to 1945: the scenes evoke the battle of January 1945 in Hatten. German and American fighters clashed in and around the village from January 9 to 21, 1945 during Operation Nordwind launched by Hitler. During this German offensive, Hatten and the nearby village of Rittershoffen were at the heart of one of the most important tank battles in France, the two villages were 85% destroyed and there were 83 civilian casualties in Hatten, 31 in Rittershoffen . Outside, on the Museum site, the Bois du Souvenir is a place of meditation dedicated to the civilian victims of the battle with its 114 trees, a tribute to the 114 civilian victims of the 2 municipalities. Since 2021, a specially dedicated room has presented part of the collection of the former JOST museum (DRACHENBRONN Air Base 901 museum).

Practical information and services

Type of places to visit
Museum and planetarium
Military site
Museum theme (s)
Visit formulas
Free tour
Guided tour for groups
Guided tour for groups by appointment
Opening times
From March 8 to November 11, 2024 MARCH: Friday to Sunday from 10 a.m. to 00 p.m. APRIL: Thursday to Sunday from 18 a.m. to 00 p.m. MAY to SEPTEMBER: Tuesday to Sunday from 10 a.m. to 00 p.m. OCTOBER to NOVEMBER: Thursday to Sunday from 18 a.m. to 00 p.m. Open on public holidays
Weekly closing
Annual closure
from November 2023
Addressed to
School groups
Adults (individuals)
Stroller access
In a stroller
In a 4x4 stroller
Practical services
Shops / Sale of products
Info. Touristic
Picnic area
Museum shop
Possibility of catering
Bar / Bar
Terrace Area
Possibility of parking
Private parking for cars
Free parking for motorhomes
Coach parking


Necessary tools
Warm clothes


Adult: 9 €
Children: 5 €
Groups (per person): 7 €
Students: 5 €
Payment Method
Pricing advantages
Free (age limit): 7 years
Child fare advantages: from 8 years old
Group (minimum number of people): 10


By a small asphalt road
Via a road / path passable by bus
Name of the nearest station
Nearest station (in km)