Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg, Orschwiller

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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.
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  • This was an amazing visit. The castle is well restored with lots of information. Parking was tricky at the time of day we went (about 11:15) but as we left, spaces were more readily available. Other.....  more
    This was an amazing visit. The castle is well restored with lots of information. Parking was tricky at the time of day we went (about 11:15) but as we left, spaces were more readily available. Other.....  more »
  • Really very unfriendly security people at the castle and: no dogs allowed! Totally hilarious! The walking way outside the castle is beautiful - and the view is stunning! 
    Really very unfriendly security people at the castle and: no dogs allowed! Totally hilarious! The walking way outside the castle is beautiful - and the view is stunning!  more »
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  • This is very well preserved place. I spent around 2 hours, many sitting areas for quick rest in between rooms/ stops. Many beautiful place for photo taking, or just enjoy the architecture of the building. Free parking is available at roadside; toilet is clean and available near entrance.
  • The castle is beautiful. It is well kept and maintained. There are a lot of interesting rooms to explore (kitchen, weapons, cannons, dining, .. ). The architecture is impressive and the view is great (make sure to come on a clear day).You can park for free near the entrance. A ticket costs 9€ per adult and 5€ for children above 6.

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