The Rohan Castle Museum

Situated at the extremity of the path linking the Lorraine plateau to the plain of Alsace, the town of Saverne has been a thoroughfare and passageway ever since the times of the Romans.
Strategically positioned as a point of defence against invasion into Alsace, several fortified castles were erected on its territory during the Midlle Ages
The Rohan Castle Museum exhibits a superb collection of archaelogical items - dating back to Gallo-Roman and medieval times - discovered in and around Saverne.

In 1417, Saverne becomes the political capital of the domain of the Bishopric of Strasbourg.
The town remains the official place of residence for prince-bishops up until the French Revolution.
The museum's historical collections enable us to discover this prestigious past.

In 1981 and 1983, the journalist Louise weiss donates her collections to the Saverne Museum : ethnographic objects, decorative arts, 19th- and 20th-century paintings and drawings.
European, feminist and Resistance fighter, Louise weiss takes up all the struggles of the 20th century. The Rohan Castle Museum gives us an insight into the origins of the construction of Europe by allowing us to uncover the avant-garde political projects upheld by Louise Weiss between 1919-1939.

In the 18th century, the cardinals of Rohan occupy the seat of the Bishopric of Strasbourg. In 1779, a fire destroys the episcopal castle in Saverne. Cardinal Louis-René Edouard of Rohan-Guéméné orders its reconstruction by the architect Nicolas Salins de Montfort.
Construction work begins in 1779, but is held up by the French Revoltuion and the nationalisation of clergy property, voted in 1789. During the first half of the 19th century, the castle lies in ruins nad comes close to being demolished.
Between 1853-1857, the Emperor Napoleon III decides to have it restored as a home for the widows of high-ranking civil and military officials killed in the accomplishment of their duties for France. After the war in 1870, the castle is transformed into an army barrack. It is taken over by the town council of Saverne, in 1952, and now houses the museum, a cultural centre, a primary school and a youth hostel.

The Rohan Castle Museum

Musée du Château des Rohan
Place du Général de Gaulle
67700 Saverne

Tél. +33 (0)3 88 71 63 95
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Tarifs :

Adult rate : 3,50€
Child rate : 0€
Etudiant : 2,80€

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Free for children (age limit) - Jusqu'à 16 ans

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Horaires d'accueil :

2nd of January - 14th of June , 16th of September - 23rd of December : monday to friday, 2 to 6 pm ; saturdays, sundays and holidays, 10 to 12 am and 2 to 6 pm / 15th of June - 15th of September : everyday from 10 to 12 am and 2 to 6 pm

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Programme mai 2019

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Horaires d'ouverture

Janvier à avril & octobre à novembre :
Lundi au samedi de 9 h 30 à 12 h et de 13 h 30 à 17 h 30.
Dimanche et jours fériés : fermé.

Mai à septembre & décembre :
Lundi au samedi de 9 h 30 à 12 h et de 13 h 30 à 17 h 30.
Dimanche et jours fériés de 10 h à 12 h et de 14 h à 17 h.

Dimanches de l’avent :
De 14 h à 18 h.