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Musée de la Communication en Alsace


68340 Riquewihr, France (Grand Est)

Address 3 Cour du Château
Floor area unfortunately not known yet  
Museum typ Exhibition
Radio and Kommunication in general
  • Carriages
  • Telephone / Telex
  • Morse technology
  • Post

Opening times
Il fermera définitivement en décembre 2016.

Status from 12/2016

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Location / Directions
N48.166025° E7.299030°N48°9.96150' E7°17.94180'N48°9'57.6900" E7°17'56.5080"

Riquewihr (deutsch Reichenweier, elsässisch Richewihr) ist eine französische Gemeinde mit 1061 Einwohnern (1. Januar 2020) im Département Haut-Rhin in der Europäischen Gebietskörperschaft Elsass und in der Region Grand Est.

Das Musée de la Poste (Postmuseum) befindet sich im ehemaligen württembergischen Schloss.


In the ground floor

In the main showroom : presentation of the relays, the postmasters, the postillons, uniforms, boots, signs…
In France, a unique collection of mail coaches (from the XVIIIth to the early XXth  century).

1. The first normalized berline for the transport of passengers in France, called « Turgotine » (1775).

2.  A mail-coach dated 1805 with its postillon in uniform.

3. A mail-coach of the German imperial Post (1880) for the transport and the delivery of the parcels.

1st. floor of the Museum


1. The gallo-roman period: milestones, examples of handwriting.

2. From the Middle Ages up to the XVIIth century: the costume of a messenger by foot of Mulhouse.

3. In the XVIIIth century : the tribulations of Diffiné, a letter conveyor, and a reconstitution of a scenery showing a lady writing a letter in her living-room.

4. The beginning of the Telecommunications: Claude Chappe invents the aerial telegraph (1793), model, and card of the line, code.

5. The extend of the Letter-post : first delivery of the mail in the countryside, 1830.

6. The advent of the railway: François-Donat Blumstein organizes, in the XIXth century, the transport of the letters by mail vans.

7. The German imperial Post and the invention of the telephone : the new architecture of the alsatian Post Offices, post material, uniforms. Bell invents the telephone in 1876.

8. Post and Telecommunications in the XXth century: postal aircraft, wireless telegraphy-receivers, running telephone-exchange installations.

9. The Telecommunications, yesterday and today, a parallel between the first telex, the telephones of the 1943's, and the current techniques of transmission. presents here one of the many museum pages. We try to bring data for your direct information about all that is relevant. In the list (link above right) you find the complete listing of museums related to "Radio & Co." we have information of. Please help us to be complete and up to date by using the contact form above.



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