Ungersheim: the Ecomuseum of Alsace at the time of wizards
The Ecomuseum is offering its “Tales and legends of autumn” event until Sunday, November 6. Visitors to the Ungersheim village museum set out to discover the superstitions and other oddities that punctuated the life of the population in previous centuries. On the program: storytelling walk, unusual guided tour, immersion in the frightening “attic of hell”, explanations and demystifications of superstitions and popular beliefs at “the school of wizards”.
On the sidelines of “Autumn Tales and Legends”, the Ecomuseum formalized, on October 22, the opening of its pharmacy, which offers a stunning dive into the atmosphere of a pharmacy from the beginning of the 20th century. In addition to the complete panoply of the perfect apothecary, there will be a copy of the very rare Geistliche Schild. This tiny little booklet was supposed to protect its owner against all forms of evil and danger, but popular belief quickly lent it real sorcery powers…
GO “Tales and legends of autumn”, until Sunday November 6 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., at the Écomusée d’Alsace in Ungersheim. Price: €16.50, under 7s €11, under 3s free. Website: www.ecomusee.alsace
Wintzenheim: the challenges of the strange in Hohlandsbourg
For a long weekend (not recommended for children under 6), the Château du Hohlandsbourg on the heights of Wintzenheim, near Colmar, celebrates Halloween. The castle pulls out the big game, it is the case to say it, by transforming itself into haunted castle with fabulous decorations and a participatory family game, “the challenges of the strange”. It is a question of traversing the unusual places of the castle, to take up challenges there and to elucidate an enigma. On the menu, monsters, magic, magic spells and potions, an unsavory tasting, a death quiz. Make-up and tattoos are also on the program, as well as a magic and hypnosis show. Visitors will also be able to take part in the competition for the scariest photo.
On Halloween itself, the entertainment is doubled by a night, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.: the “night of the strange”. This time, we’re having fun scaring ourselves by wandering around the castle, meeting many characters, each more frightening than the other, with one objective, “to rise from the dead”!
GO From October 29 to 31 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (and Monday from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.). Duration: approximately three hours. Price: €13. Website: www.chateau-hohlandsbourg.com
Mulhouse: investigate with the family in the garden of Electropolis
Every school holiday, Electropolis, dedicated to the adventure of electricity, offers to discover its collections in a fun way with activities targeting families. For All Saints Day, it was Frankenstein, the famous novel by Mary Shelley, published in 1818, which inspired the museum mediators. They concocted a life-size investigation to be carried out as a family, in the garden of energies staged in a Halloween atmosphere.
Victor Frankenstein, the hero of Mary Shelley, is a young scientist who created a monster by drawing inspiration, in particular, from the virtues of electricity to revive the dead. In the game of Electropolis, a spell allowed the characters of the novel to escape and find refuge in the garden. The mission of the young investigators is to look for them to return them to the novel, thanks to a series of clues, which will allow them to decode a magic formula. For a family audience from 8 years old, with an adult obligatorily (by reservation only on 03.89.32.48.50, entertainment from November 2 to 4 at 4 p.m.).
In addition, until November 6, young visitors (from 8 years old) are invited to solve puzzles in the spaces of the museum, around the history of electrotherapy, with the help of a small booklet. available at reception. And on Sunday November 6 (as well as November 13 and 27), a visit-workshop will invite them to create their own electromagnet.
GO Electropolis, 55 rue du Pâturage in Mulhouse, closed Monday October 31 and Tuesday November 1. Prices: €10, young people from 4 to 17 years old €5, children under 4 free. Website: www.musee-electropolis.fr
Kintzheim: a thrilling show at Cigoland
Until November 6, the Cigoland leisure park, in Kintzheim, dressed in its autumn clothes to welcome visitors during the school holidays. Hundreds of cucurbits bloomed in the paths of the park. Several shows are offered during the day, including two performances by the Joubineaux circus. Above all, helped by the park’s animators, young and old will have to find the magic herbs that will help the witch Agnès during the end of the day show. This one, entitled The Last Fight and played at 6 p.m., tells the story of villagers drawn into an evil whirlwind because they were making fun of a witch. Directed by Raphaël Picard, this production of about twenty minutes is accessible to the youngest, with the right dose of chills.
GO Parc Cigoland in Kintzheim, every day until November 6 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Prices: €18.50, children from 3 to 11 years old €16.50, children under 3 free. Website :
Drachenbronn: an adventure forest for children to enjoy
About twenty playgrounds on nearly 14,000 square meters: this is what the EAK France company offers in Drachenbonn, in the canton of Wissembourg, with its Adventure Forest.
The stations, mostly made of wood, allow you to have fun with small zip lines, courses in high cabins, agility and skill courses, swings or even trampolines: outdoor games are accompanied by educational stations. And for Halloween, the park offers make-up sessions and candy distribution.
GO Adventure forest in Drachenbronn, daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. until October 31, then from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. until November 6 inclusive (last entry one hour before closing). The park will then close for this year. Prices: €7 from 3 years old, €20 for two adults and their children up to 14 years old.
Montbéliard: to the glory of Harry Potter
A Grimoire and Cauldron fair is being organized on Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 October at the Axone in Montbéliard, for absolute Harry Potter fans. This is the 2nd episode of this event dedicated to magic which contains everything that Muggle fans of Hogwarts and company adore, magic wand fights, Quid-ditch matches, board games, virtual reality, around of around fifty exhibitors. With a distinguished guest, the interpreter of Viktor Krum in the film Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005), by Mike Newell. However, you will have to pay a few pennies to take a selfie with Stanislav Ianevski…
GO Axone in Montbéliard, Saturday October 29 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday October 30 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Prices from €8. Facebook: “Salon Grimoire et Chaudron by CFC The soul acts”.
Cernay: first “Ciné geek” grant
The Music story association will organize its first Ciné geek scholarship in Cernay on November 5 and 6. Thirty exhibitors will offer thousands of vintage video games and consoles, as well as manga figurines, Grendizer, Pokémon and other derivative products from cult films and series – Back to the Future, Star Wars, Alien, Marvel and DC Comics, etc. This meeting will be preceded in the same place, on November 1, by the stock market for vinyl records, CDs and DVDs, also organized by Music Story.
GO Bourse Ciné geek on November 5 and 6 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., at Espace Grün in Cernay. Price: €3. Bourse aux records on November 1 from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the same place. FREE ENTRANCE.
Strasbourg: Halloween at Hogwarts
To celebrate Halloween, what better than a world naturally populated by magic, ghosts and wizards? Sunday afternoon, the Dooz teams invite the public to celebrate the Day of the Dead in the Harry Potter universe, in Strasbourg. The adventure will begin at 2 p.m. with a distribution of the participants in the different houses. It will then be possible to make your own magic wand, take a course in defense against the forces of evil or take part in a murder party (from 16 years old). Board games from the Harry Potter universe will also be freely available.
GO Malleus Maleficarum bar, 12 rue des Magasins in Strasbourg, Sunday 30 October. Rates and programming to be found on the site: www.doozescape.com