In January 1893, the German emperor William II decides to fortify the hill of Mutzig. Together with the fortified belt of Strasbourg, the Feste stands in the French offensive way to protect the Alsace plain wide from the Vosges mountains to the Rhine.
This new generation fort is built with concrete armoured and equipped with power stations : this is the prototype of the modern XXth century splited fortification.
The Fort was built for war, but today pays homage to peace. Through the voluntary work of French and Germans alike, it contributes to French-German relations today and symbolises European integration.
1st January to 31 March and 1 November to 31 December
Saturday and Sunday : 1.30 pm (in german) and 2 pm (in french)
1 April to 30 June and 16 September to 31 October
Monday-Friday : 1.30 pm (in german) and 2 pm (in french)
Saturday-Sunday : 1.30pm, 2.30 pm (in german) and 2.30 pm and 4 pm (in french)
1 July to 15 September
Every day : 10.30 am, 1.30 pm, 2.30 pm (in german) and 10 am, 2 pm, 3 pm, 4 pm (in french)
Guided tour in english: 14 July to 31 August - Every day at 3.30 pm
Adults : 10 € - Children (10-16 years) 5 € - student 5 € - Group 8 €
Free for children under 10 years
2.30h visit for approx. 2km. 12/14° inside of the Fort (all year long)
Groups can make a reservation all year along. Guided tours in english.
To hike to the fort
Download the hiking "On the paths of a giant" - departure from Mutzig