As we were driving from Strasbourg to Zweibrucken, we decided to take the small scenic road through little French towns. I am so glad that we did and that we decided to pull off the scenic road and stop over in the small town of (tripadvisor online won't allow me to include the name of the town). Originally we pulled into the town to grab a bite to eat but as we entered the town, the beautiful view of the Citadel, which stands guard over the city, came into view and we decided to have a look. We drove up to the top and only thought to get out and enjoy the bird's perch overlooking the town and surrounding hills. Because it was a cloudless beautiful day and quite warm, we walked to the Citadel and decided to pay the 10Euro for entry and a tour. Be forewared: the tour takes awhile so make sure you have a bit of time for the tour inside and for walking around at the top. Also, it is very cool and damp inside so bring a jacket or something to keep yourself warm and comfortable during the tour. Although I am not a history buff or interested in wars, the tour was well worth the money and time. The audio tour, which we received in German and English, was well created and presented. If you want to take pictures inside the fortress, be sure to bring a flash because there is minimal lighting inside. After your eyes adjust, it is light enough that you can see the stone steps in front of you, but the rooms you visit are dimly lit so if you usually take photos with an iphone or your cell, you may not be able to take photos of much on the tour because it is just took dark. If I had to do the tour again, given what I experienced, I would eat first so as not to get hungry during the tour, bring a small jacket (especially if I was going to visit during the warmer months when I am in short-sleeves or summer dresses), bring a normal camera with flash, and wear stable/comfortable shoes (the walkway is stone, uneven at times, and because it's damp inside, there may be spots of water here and there that is not visible because of the low lighting). I hope you enjoy it!
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