Vault Museum

Rue de l'Abri
+03 88 80 14 90
Languages ​​spoken

Location and access

  • Vault Museum
  • Vault Museum
  • Vault Museum
  • Vault Museum
  • Vault Museum
  • Vault 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 around 240 beds. 28 pieces have been restored there either in their original state or in the exhibition hall. You will also be able to discover around the Bunker de l'Avri an important collection of military equipment from 1939 to the present day, a model room, a room dedicated to "Despite-Us" as well as a hall containing exclusively American or German material 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 neighboring village of Rittershoffen were at the heart of one of the most important armored 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.

Covid-19 Information

Opening, proposed sales service (post containment)
Open to the public
Compulsory health pass
Protective measures
Wearing a mandatory mask
The service provider declares to comply with health protocols

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
Bar / Bar
Services (offered on the site)
Museum shop


Adult: 7 €
Children: 3 €
Groups (per person): 6 €
Students: 4 €
Means of payment


By a small asphalt road
Via a road / path passable by bus

Opening dates and periods