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. Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our , international travel planner Edition.
Tours to Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg
$168 BOOK WITH VIATOR Alsace Colmar, Medieval Villages & Castle Small Group Day Trip from Strasbourg
Duration: 9 hours
$271 BOOK WITH VIATOR Alsace Villages & Wine Tasting Private Day Trip from Strasbourg
Duration: 9 hours
$180 BOOK WITH VIATOR The Emblematic: visit of villages, Haut-Koenigsbourg, Wine tasting
Duration: 9 to 10 hours
$630 BOOK WITH VIATOR Alsace Wine Route & Local Villages Guided Tour with Colmar from Strasbourg
Duration: 9 hours
$342 BOOK WITH VIATOR High Koenigsbourg Castle Entrance Ticket from Basel with Hotel Pick-Up and Drop-off
Duration: 7 hours
$728 BOOK WITH VIATOR Alsace Christmas Markets & Fairy Tale Villages Private Tour from Strasbourg
Duration: 7 to 8 hours
$728 BOOK WITH VIATOR Alsace Become a Local Private Tour with Wine Tasting, Villages & Castle Visits
Duration: 8 to 9 hours
Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg reviews
the largest castle in Alsace, located high and beautifully. Wonderful views. The monastic structure gives you shivers with its panache. It's hard to imagine that someone could conquer such a... more »
The castle itself is on a spectacular spot. Having been renovated in the early 1900's, it is a beautiful example of what a medieval castle looks like. We took the guided tour (In French, did not... 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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