The Château du Girsberg (also Guirsberg, formerly named Petit-Ribeaupierre) is one of three castles (with the Château de Saint-Ulrich and the Haut-Ribeaupierre) which overlook the commune of Ribeauvillé in the Haut-Rhin département of France. It stands at an altitude of 528 m.To visit Chateau Girsberg on your trip to Ribeauville, use our Ribeauville trip itinerary planning tool.
The Lords of Ribeaupierre built the castle, then named Stein (La Roche), in the 13th century. They rebuilt it after a fire caused by lightning in 1288. In 1304, they gave it to their vassals, the knights of Guirsberg, from whom the castle took its name. The Guirsbergs kept it until they died out in the 15th century. It was abandoned in the 17th century.
The remains currently visible date from several epochs:
13th century : pentagonal keep
14th century : inner court
15th century : corps de logisIt has been listed since 1841 as a monument historique by the French Ministry of Culture.
Chateau Girsberg Reviews
This is one of 3 castles on the mountain. They are all connected so you can visit them all. The views are spectactular. If you're afraid of heidts, not recommended! more »
It is quite along walk from the village of Ribeauville to get to the top of the hill, around an hour, the road is simple, you constantly go up, but everybody, children too can do it. It only takes a..... more »
Small castle but beautiful view, leads quite quickly to another larger. Beautiful ruins. Good hike of 30 min for the good walkers on 2 km to go, in elevation of more 500m altitude free
Nice hike different routes of any level
Plan your trip to Ribeauville
Get a personalized planA complete day-by-day itinerary
based on your preferences
Customize itRefine your plan. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
Book itChoose from the best hotels
and activities. Up to 50% off
Manage itEverything in one place.
Everyone on the same page.
Popular things to do in Ribeauville
Side trips from Ribeauville
Hidden gems in Ribeauville
Shopping in Ribeauville
Nearby attractions in Ribeauville
Historic Sites in Ribeauville
Duration: 30 minutes
Plans to Chateau Girsberg by other users
4 days in Ribeauville BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, popular sights Preferences: March Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 6 days in Strasbourg BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, culture, historic sites, popular & hidden gems Preferences: April, culture, historic sites Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 4 days in Gerardmer BY A USER FROM NETHERLANDS October, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, slow & easy, hidden gems Preferences: October, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife Attraction style: Hidden gems Pace: Slow & easy 4 days in Ribeauville BY A USER FROM FRANCE September, popular sights Preferences: September Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 43 days in Alsace BY A USER FROM CANADA March, popular sights Preferences: March Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 15 days in France, Hamburg & Ghent BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium