A Short History of Alsace

The history of Alsace is kind of long...

But it's really interesting!

Here is the very condensed version. I wrote it so that you can skip around and go to the parts that interest you without having to read all of it.

I tried to keep it as short as possible...

But let's face it, a lot happened in Alsace!

I did the research at first for myself, because I couldn't find anything that did a good job of explaining the "story" of Alsace.

*Everything that I've written here came from books written by historians and other experts.

Or even the story of some specific part of Alsace.

And forget about finding it in English!

My goal here is to help you experience what it was like here for the people of Alsace during everything from being Roman citizens all the way to having to relearn French again after World War Two (from 1870 to 1945, they went from French to German to French to German to French).

I've divided each distinct part of Alsace's history into separate sections to make it easier for you to find what you're looking for.

Just keep in mind that this is a work in progress : )

And now...Alsatian History...the very condensed version!

Cavemen to Celts: Prehistory to 58 BC

Alsace France in World War One: 1914 to 1918

window and door in an alsace village in france


airplane flying to alsace france


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