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Chateau du Haut Koenigsbourg

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This fairy tale castle looks down majestically across the Alsace plain for more then 850 years. Towering at 757 m over picture perfect villages and colourful vineyards, it is one of France's most widely visited castles. Restored in the early 20th...more
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D159, 67600 Orschwiller, France
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Reviewed yesterday

This castle is a must see if you are in the Alsace region. We couldn't believe how cheap the entrance fee was for this stunning place. It also has fantastic views of the surrounding countryside, so you will get some great photos. The castle itself...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Adventurer816113
Reviewed 2 days ago

Imposing, with great views of the surrounding area. I'm a big history guy, so I was bound to love it one way or another, but even if you aren't a castle nerd this place is still worth it. An important thing to remember about this...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank AdmiralHackbar
Reviewed 3 days ago

Wow! I really enjoyed my visit here. It's not for anyone who struggles with steps though, lots of stairs to climb. The castle has been restored and it's so interesting to see how it's been done and it is displayed very well. There are stunning...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank SheilzW
Reviewed 6 days ago

Fabulous location with great views. Castle is restored, but is interesting and looks great. Get there early. Plenty of parking, but some is a fair walk away

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank ClunkNebbermorth
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Although this is a reconstruction much of it is very well done. A stunning view over the Alsace vineyards. We visited on 1st September so just after high season and even though there were some tour parties it never felt crowded. A very good 9...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank 430gilliang
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The castle is placed on top of mountain and view from here is not less than amazing, like castle itself. Everything is authentic starting from cannons, cold weapons, furniture, walls and till small thinks like door locks.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank nikolayo10
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Impressive reconstruction and refurnishing of what had been primarily ruins. It was reconstructed for Kaiser Wilhem II, and what is particularly amazing is that it was not destroyed during either WWI or WWII – it was even used as the setting for the film The...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Marshall B
HautKoenigbsourg, Chargée de communication at Chateau du Haut Koenigsbourg, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your comment Marshall ! We are glad that you enjoyed your visit to the castle. The castle was effectively used as the setting for the film The Grand Illusion. See you soon in Alsace !

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We lived in France for 11 years and saw lots of castles in different countries, but this is one of my favorites! It's definitely worth the time to visit--and it's an easy day trip from Strasbourg. Know before you go: Parking is a challenge, especially...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank zephyrhill
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

... were very good. A nicely restored castle complemented by beautiful scenery and panoramic views during our visit on a warm, sunny day. We took the bus from the Sélestat train station which worked out well, as you can enjoy the ride. Lots of cars...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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HautKoenigbsourg, Chargé de communication at Chateau du Haut Koenigsbourg, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your comment Tradi_travel ! We are glad that you enjoyed your visit at the castle. We are indeed in periods of high tourist affluence, the Haut-Koenigsbourg shuttle bus from Sélestat station is definitly the Best option. See you soon in Alsace !

Reviewed August 10, 2019

A lovely drive up to here passing through a gorgeous little village, road very bendy but easily accommodates 2 widths of car. Parking a bit haphazard but you will eventually find a spot. Views from the top are incredible. Entrance to castle 9euros which is...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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HautKoenigbsourg, Chargé de communication at Chateau du Haut Koenigsbourg, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you for your feedback nurse1980 ! We are glad that you enjoyed your visit to the castle. We are indeed in periods of high tourist affluence. Do not hesitate to use the Haut-Koenigsbourg shuttle bus from Sélestat station to facilitate parking for a next...More

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Elizabeth A
November 7, 2018|
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Response from Antonis K | Reviewed this property |
We visited it last May and I do not know the December but in any case you can rend a car.
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Hey, It is correct, I called them up to verify the information and it seemed odd to me too, but they told me to stick to what was written on the website. However, the bus service seems to be a part of the public transport... More
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2 hours will be enough. I went by car, but expect big lines...
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