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Chateau du Haut-Koenigsbourg

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Address: Chateau du Haut Koenigsbourg | Vosges mountains, 67600 Orschwiller, France
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+33 3 69 33 25 00
9:15 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:15 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

This fairy tale castle looks down majestically across the Alsace plain for...

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 century, its current state reflects how it looked in the 15th century. Passing the main gate of the impressive Haut-Koenigsbourg is to enter the medieval world. An enjoyable and breathtaking experience!

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Amazing castle with great views!

Our family loved this castle. The views from the hill are amazing and the castle is really worth to visit!

Reviewed 3 days ago
Zug, Switzerland
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Zug, Switzerland
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Our family loved this castle. The views from the hill are amazing and the castle is really worth to visit!

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The castle offers a fantastic view of the surrounding landscape. Further there are good opportunities for seeing the castle on the inside and get a feel for "castle life". However the museum part is very focused on the rebuilding of the castle and very little on the actual history and original use of the castle. We missed this part as... More 

Thank Henrik J
Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely castle with most parts either restored or in good shape. Parking is a problem unless you visit very early. Cafeteria at the castle has a nice selection with good prices

Thank Dorskate1
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

...but when you get close to it I did not want to enter. Perhaps it was the cloudy weather or the fact that I have seen a fair amount of castles already, but I will say that the Neuschwanstein Castle at the German/Austrian border is nicer.

Thank Ryan C
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We saw this Castle during our travel throw alsasen. We desides to visited. During eastern there was so many visitors. But totally Recommended this great Castle with nice view.

Thank Tomáš T
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited during the Easter holidays and it still felt like there was plenty of room to see everything -- the place is not ''animated'' as many such attractions are in the UK, but I enjoyed it the more for seeing it ''as it was''. It never felt over crowded, as the course of the visit is cleverly designed to... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Plan to visit this lace while visiting Alsace. We did not go inside the castle ad far ad it was too crowdy. Even outside it was just beautiful and definitely worth a trip.

Thank Shanij60
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Extremely meticulously restored by the Germans before the World Wars. Lot of attention was paid to trying to restore what was thought to be the most representative historically accurate presentation of the magnificent castle with extraordinary views, The area is in the middle of a food and wine heaven. It makes a great one full day adventure during your trip... More 

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Bridgewater, New Jersey
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This ruin was lovingly restored by Kaiser Wilhelm II upon the recovery of Alsace by Germany following the Franco Prussian War. It truly is a historic and architectural marvel. Although most of what you will see was restored in the late 1800s, there is still a felling of grandeur and magnificence throughout. There are fantastic views of the countryside below... More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I saw some reviews talking about being too touristy but when I went in a good 20 degree sunny April day, it's basically empty.....so we had a lots of fun. Duely noted that this castle is more like a short 100 year old museum, built upon a famous ruine referring to as much archeological evidences as possible. Whoever wishes to... More 

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