Fancy a wander through a thirteenth century castle overlooking the Alsatian plain? Beautiful Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg is located in Orschwiller, Alsace amidst the sprawling Vosges Mountains just west of Sélestat. Due to the castle’s strategic locale, the castle was well used by successive powers from the Middle Ages on. Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg was passed down from the Hohenstaufen family to the Dukes of Lorraine, who in turn entrusted it to the Ratsamhausen family (knights from Middle Alsace), who then held the castle until the fifteenth century. It’s believed that in the midst of the Thirty Years War, the castle was abandoned. From 1900 to 1908, it underwent an intense restoration phase under the watchful eye of Emperor Wilhelm II. Today, the castle is a highlight in the region, and if you’ve signed yourself up for an Alsace wine tour, Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg is a popular stop. A visit to Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Orschwiller trip planner to plot your vacation.
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Alsace Day Trip from Strasbourg: Colmar, Eguisheim, Riquewihr, High Koenigsbourg Castle BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $176
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Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg Reviews
Dramatic location, splendid views and magnificently restored castle. Good value for money, very good cafeteria with friendly service. more »
If you go in Alsace this is one of the things to see on that trip. A restored castle on top of a beautiful hill, where from you can see the surrounding vineyards Beautiful more »
Lovely visit for adults and kids. Amazing view of Alsace and Voges. Bring cash, foreigner credit cards not accepted! Very weird!!
This place is amazing!! If you want a true authentic feeling of a German/French style ruin and in a beautiful location, this is the place for you! I highly recommend visiting here, the people are lovely and the area is amazing to view. Don't drink the coffee though - it's terrible! Recommended!
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