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Skeleton of a castle

This castle requires a little work to get to but it is nice. All that is left is the outside walls... read more

Reviewed June 30, 2019
LostALot22
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Chicago, Illinois
Great uphill walk, two options.

This is such an authentic castle, with a great view over Scherwiller and its wide surroundings, the... read more

Reviewed September 1, 2016
Jan_de_Landtsheer
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Scherwiller, France
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Jun 30, 2019
“Skeleton of a castle”
Sep 1, 2016
“Great uphill walk, two options.”
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Reviewed June 30, 2019

This castle requires a little work to get to but it is nice. All that is left is the outside walls but you can see why the built it here. You can see for miles.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank LostALot22
Reviewed September 1, 2016

This is such an authentic castle, with a great view over Scherwiller and its wide surroundings, the Black Forest in Germany in the background. You can "feel" the Rhine flowing hallway the horizon. There is a walk starting from Scherwiller via the Chapel Tannelkreutz, a...More

Date of experience: August 2016
1  Thank Jan_de_Landtsheer
Reviewed July 25, 2015

Do not expect Anything fancy. It is a ruined castle. But the walk is nice and the views are stunning.

Date of experience: July 2015
Thank oebien
Reviewed July 28, 2013

Nice views, at about 400 meters, it was worth the hike. I preferred the path that goes through the vineyards in front of the castle, its marked by a blue cross hiking trail sign. We took the round about way to get up to the...More

Date of experience: July 2013
Thank SneakyCreekan
Reviewed June 24, 2013

There's one part of the castle in ruins that is always locked. You should go around that to get to the big castle.

Date of experience: June 2013
1  Thank I-do-love-travelling
Reviewed October 17, 2012

Ortenbourg castle is commissioned by Rudolf of Habsburg in 1258. The future roman king regularly resides in the stronghold and most likely his wife gives birth to their son Albert here. The castle is sold by the Habsburgs in 1314 and by mid fifteenth century...More

Date of experience: July 2012
5  Thank Iweinvanaalst
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