Office de Tourisme Pays Rhin Brisach

The optic museum


Enhanced by the enchanted setting of the Optical Museum, over 450 objects describe the evolution of Optics during the last three hundred years, in vastly different fields encompassing Astronomy, Nautical Instruments, Topography, Microscopy, Laser and Holography. Unique in France, the Museum is proud of the regional technical heritage: several Alsatian-born mechanical engineers and scientists such as Jecker, Kalt, Thomas, Silbermann or Alfred Kastler, the Physics Nobel Prize, achieved international fame and greatly contributed to the development of Optics and of Precision Mechanics. The Museum was one of the laureates of the Alsace Foundation in 1993.

Picture gallery

Practical information

Opening times

  • Wednesdays and Fridays: 2 pm - 5.30 pm. Thursdays: 9 am-12 noon and 2 pm-5.30 pm. Saturdays and Sundays: 2 pm-5 pm. The Museum is closed on Easter Sunday, Ascension Thursday, May 1, November 1 and from December 24 thru' January 1 included.


  • Mondays
  • Tuesday
Voir les horaires


  • Free for children (age limit) : 6


Durée : 1h30 min
  • Free visit

The optic museum

The optic museum
Place de la Mairie Le Capitole
68600 Biesheim
03 89 72 01 59 See website