Visit Ungersheim (Alsace, France)
Ungersheim is a small town to the north of Mulhouse in the Haut-Rhin department of the Alsace region. The town is known for its ecomuseum and its biosphere.
The ecomuseum at Ungersheim is a very substantial development, in which an impressive number of houses have been carefully restored to recreate a village as it was before industrialisation.
The achievement is particularly effective because the houses, school, town hall and other buildings - 72 in total - were all in a state of ruin elsewhere and have been carefully taken down, brought to Ungersheim, and reconstructed and restored.
The largest ecomuseum in France, there are also accurate recreations of workshops, blacksmiths, farmlife, shops and life in the middle ages. Reenactments of life in Ungersheim and demonstrations of the work carried out in the village add extra colour and interest to a visit.
A great deal of attention has been paid to historical accuracy and details that make it a very interesting site to visit and explore.
The other big attraction is the Biosphere of Ungersheim, with a focus on the interraction between man and the environment...and dinosaurs!
The park starts with the world at the time of the meteorite that killed the dinosaurs, and looks at the importance of caring for the natural environment - all in an entertaining way, such as a '3D' film of the end of the dinosaur era.
Learning and education at the biosphere is carefully disguised as fun and games, so everyone will enjoy it - and learn something!
Photos taken within 10 km
Address: Ungersheim, Soultz-Haut-Rhin, Guebwiller, Haut-Rhin, Alsace, 68190 || GPS: latitude 47.8794, longitude 7.30528
Map of Ungersheim & places nearby
Highlights close by
Suggested tourist attractions to visit near Ungersheim, France
- Parc de la Marseillaise - remarkable garden (7km)
- Guebwiller - town of art and history (8km)
- Soultzmatt - ville fleurie 4* (10km)
- Sausheim - ville fleurie 4* (11km)
- Mulhouse - town of art and history (15km)
- Parc Alfred-Wallach - remarkable garden (16km)
- Parc zoologique et botanique de Mulhouse - zoo or wildlife park (16km)
- Parc botanique de Mulhouse - remarkable garden (16km)
- Thann - recommended detour (17km)
- Eguisheim - most beautiful village (18km)
The French version of this page is at Ungersheim (Francais)