Office de Tourisme de la Vallée de Munster - Quentin GACHON
Office de Tourisme de la Vallée de Munster - Quentin GACHON

Schlitte-museum and the wood crafts

This craft museum located in Muhlbach-sur-Munster is a real jewel! Come and find out more about the schlitte, the large sledge used at the time to transport wood through the Vosges forests!

Founded in 1973, the Museum focuses on logging operations. The displays include the tools of several craftsmen (tun maker, clogmaker, joiner and turner). The Munster valley is the birthplace of timber sledging and therefore the Museum pays tribute to our ancestors for their hard labor. In the forest, logs and firewood were loaded onto the timber sledge which, held back and guided by the logger, slid down the trail made of beech ties (sleepers). Then the carter took over and transported the precious lumber to the village sawmill. The history of the forest and of the valley has not been overlooked.

Additional information
  • Altitude : 476m
  • Distance to the nearest station (km) : 1
  • Type of visits proposed : Guided tour for groups
  • Languages spoken : French, German, English
  • Group headcount :
    • Maxi : 20

Horaires et dates d'ouvertures susceptibles d'être modifiés en fonction des circonstances. Prenez vos précautions.

  • Commentaire "mesure covid" : Le guide portera un masque, du gel hydroalccolique sera mis à la disposition des visiteurs et des masques proposés à ceux qui n'en auront pas. Une marche en avant sera imposée : les visiteurs pénétreront dans le musée par l'entrée située au rez-de-chaussée et sortiront du musée par la porte réservée en temps normal aux personnes handicapées, située à l'étage. Un marquage au sol séparant les visiteurs d'1 mètre sera mis en place.
  • Ouverture et service de vente proposé : Open to the public, No vaccination pass required
  • Mesure de protections : Wearing a mask is mandatory, Mask provided, Hydroalcoholic gel available

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