Tour Chappe

Tour Chappe

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  • Matthias Brandt

    Optical telegraph near the Haut-Barr castle, which was part of a telegraph line that linked Paris to Strasbourg between 1798 and 1852.

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    • October 31, 2017

  • Ralf

    Former optical station of the telegraph line Paris - Strasbourg.
    Renovated in 1968, it houses a small museum that informs about the telegraph system.
    The Musée du Télégraphe Chappe is open from the beginning of June to the middle of September from Tuesday to Sunday from 1 to 6 pm.

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    • August 29, 2017

  • Jo

    Optical telegraph tower according to the system of Claude Chappe.
    Here, from the end of the 18th century, messages were relayed over long distances by means of moving mechanical arms.
    Somewhat more modern than smoke and light signs ...
    A small exhibition shows the structure and functioning.
    Opening times: May to mid-September - 1 to 6 pm
    Admission: 2 € for adults

    More info:

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    • December 6, 2018

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Location: Haegen, Zabern, Alsace, France


  • Elevation450 m

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