Museum of the Mine and the Potash | Wittelsheim Alsace - 3Museum of the Mine and the Potash | Wittelsheim Alsace
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Mining and Potash Museum

On the former estate of Amélie Zurcher, the Mine and Potash Museum is an integral part of the Joseph Else mining site, classified as a Historic Monument, from the discovery of potash in Wittelsheim in 1904. Its permanent exhibition is installed in the former checkroom of the carreau. Among other things, it presents the history of this geological basin formed about 30 million years ago and brought to an industrial destiny linked to the exploitation and processing of potash ore: sylvinite is well represented. A mineralogical room reminds us that Alsace was also a land of mining tradition.

And if you prefer the railroad to the road, don’t miss taking the train, the first railroad in Alsace (1839) Mulhouse – Thann to come to the museum.

Practical information

  • Guided tours in French, German and English
  • Shop
  • Car and bus parking

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