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Chateau du Haut-Koenigsbourg

Chateau du Haut Koenigsbourg | Vosges mountains, 67600 Orschwiller, France
+33 3 69 33 25 00
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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 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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Chateau du Haut Koenigsbourg | Vosges mountains, 67600 Orschwiller, France
+33 3 69 33 25 00
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We were traveling along the Alsace wine route, and we had been looking at this castle from afar for the past couple of days. When we departed the village of Ribeauvillé driving north along the wine route we just turned right when we saw the...More

Thank Michael E
Reviewed 1 week ago

Even though (or perhaps because) it is a restored castle, it is one of the best that we have seen. IIt takes a bit of an effort to visit this site. Although not overly long, the walk up to the castle is relatively steep. One...More

Thank realbigbear
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Bit of a climb up the mountain but well worth the entry money. Lots to see and enjoy and some spectacular views across the plain of Alsace from the tower. Odd decor but fascinating aspects of faux castle life as perceived by the builder. Suggest...More

Thank Beej56
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A must do! Have been to France many times and this ranks among the absolute best experiences I've had. It was really fascinating to wander through the different rooms furnished and decorated with some period furniture and decor including massive canons, giant water wells, wood...More

1  Thank 105Joan
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Winding road up but good signs to follow. Lots of parking but may have to walk up the road for a ways to the castle. Both a restaurant and little roadside cafe available. Castle amazingly rebuilt and restored, very beautiful inside and out. Great views...More

Thank Willie129
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Restored under the orders of the German Kaiser prior to WW1 and fortunately completed before the war began. Brilliant engineering made the completion easier, but still an amazing effort. But what an effort! The chateau is a wonderful example of 15th century living, and is...More

1  Thank Mike J
Reviewed May 20, 2017

I have already visited this castle fot two times and I am sure that I will do this once again. Here you will dive into the different aspects of the Alsacian history and culture. You will travel through the entire history of this gorgeous castle...More

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Reviewed May 17, 2017

We did this as part of a day trip from Kaiserslautern Germany and greatly enjoyed the castle, as well as the view from the café near the castle.

Thank James H
Reviewed May 15, 2017

This is a wonderful defensive castle and the restoration is perfect. This 12th Century castle was restored in the beginning of the 20th Century and is as true to its era as can be expected. Bodo Ebhardt's restoration work was carried out under the direction...More

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Reviewed May 11, 2017 via mobile

We really enjoyed this. A taste of history, beautifully restored and wow, what an achievement when you see how much of a ruin the chateau was and after 8 years, back in the early 1900s, what it was transformed into. Incredible views and lots of...More

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Hi, my girlfriend and I will be in Strasbourg from 26th December to 2nd January. We would like to visit the Castle one day; perhaps on Wednesday 28th, Thursday 29th or Friday 30th. I have two questions: 1. What bus or train can we take from Strasburg to the Castle? 2. How many hours is sufficient to visit the castle? Thank you very much Luis
December 25, 2016|
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Response from AlvaroAntonioNet | Reviewed this property |
2 hours will be enough. I went by car, but expect big lines...
Peter B
My wife and I will be staying in Colmar on August 17th and 18th and would like to visit the Haut Koenigsburg castle. We are traveling by train and do not have a car. What would be the best way to get to the castle? Is it possible to bike from Colmar to the castle? At the castle are audio tours in English available? Thanks Peter
June 2, 2015|
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Response from Haut K | Property representative |
Hello Peter, If you don't have a car, you can use the haut-koenigsbourg shuttle to get to the castle. It circulate all day in summer. It leaves the railway station of Sélestat and move to the castle. The ride lasts half... More
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Tracy S
I would like to visit the castle on Wednesday April 8, 2015 and have confirmed there will be no shuttle available and I will not have a car. I tried to book a tour of the region; however, since I was traveling alone I was not permitted to book as the tours required a minimum of 2 people. Does anyone know if you can take a taxi from the train station to the castle and if so the approximate cost. Thanks
March 4, 2015|
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Response from Haut K | Property representative |
Hello Tracy S, It's possible to take a taxi to come to the castle. There's several taxis' agencies in Sélestat : for example "Centre Alsace Taxis" The cost of one-way is around 30€. We hope you will be able to find... More
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