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Sunday, 9 August 2015

Historical Museum - Haguenau- France

Last month while on holiday in Alsace- France, we visited the historical museum in Haguenau.

The museum is housed in a beautiful building which was built between 1900-1905 by the towns' mayor Xavier Nessel.

Mr Nessel was also an archaeologist and  collector of a antiquity, he had the neo-renaissance style building built as a gift to the town to serve as a museum, archive and public library.

The museum is small, but pleasant and has some interesting items of local history, such as  a Roman helmet with the engraved names of 5 legionaries who had worn it.

The museum is certainly worth a visit if you are in the region.

Musée  historique- Haguenau

Statue of the emperor Frédéric Barberousse

Alain by the ornate stair case

The building is full of decorative details.

I wish I had a wood burner like this in my home
Details of the stove
Here is my husband enjoying a few minutes to himself in  the art gallery.

Rustic interior. Beecke Henri 1946

Madam Emilie Schneider sewing, 1916

Fleeing from Haguenau, 20 January 1946

Building in progress, 1902

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