Barrage Vauban (Vauban Dam)

Strasbourg
Alsace Lorraine
Attractions and places of interest
Landmarks and Historic Buildings

The grass-roofed Vauban Dam is a weir built by its namesake between 1686 and 1700 on the river Ill. Several stories high, it houses sculptures in its main level and a panoramical terrace on its roof.

 

Nearby attractions

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Places to visit nearby

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