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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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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Chateau du Haut Koenigsbourg | Vosges mountains, 67600 Orschwiller, France
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited during a family camping trip to Colmar. We may have picked a bad day (a glorious sunny Sunday) but there was quite a queue (over half an hour) just to get up the winding road to the castle and then you realise why....More

Thank FamilymanPreston_UK
Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the few castles in Alsace, which has been restored and is in almost original form. Interesting and architecture of the castle, and its collections. The tour allows you to fully appreciate both. Most of the rooms of the castle open to the public....More

Thank Zuevy
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved the history and learning about the restoration of the castle. Amazing views of the Alsace. The kids enjoyed touring, but the cold, wet weather dampened their spirits.

Thank Courtney V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So different from other castles and chateaus we have visited. Love the red stone. Lots of walking, over 300 steps to climb and though I have mobility issues and walk with a cane, I managed all 300 stairs. Nice gift shop.

Thank mediamama
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A must see for history buffs traversing through the commune of Orschwiller in the Alsace Region. History and old shopping stalls meet together in this fabulous place.

Thank Matthew D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We arrived after visiting the lovely old town of Riquewihr which is only 30 min away. I am a big castle Fan and really wanted to get to see at least one worthy castle while visiting the Black Forest and surrounding areas. Parking is free...More

Thank harpazhadar
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Friends and I visited Haut-Koenigsberg castle during our visit to the Alsace area. Views from this old stone marvel were just awesome...of the picturesque villages in the area, the forest, the Rhine valley and shadows of the Black Forest on the Rhine's other side. It's...More

Thank Irrashimasse
Reviewed October 18, 2017 via mobile

We visited this chateau as part of our day tour of the Alsace region without expecting very much of this first stop. What a pleasant surprise ! We really enjoyed the 2 hours spent at this castle - it is a walk and climb up...More

Thank JoeCool_KL
Reviewed October 15, 2017

Haut-Koenigsbourg was half ruined when Kaiser Wilhelm II decided to throw money at it around the turn of the 19th century. The restoration was done with teutonic thoroughness and kept historically accurate as far as possible. It's a romantic statement of German power to the...More

Thank RBM056
Reviewed October 7, 2017

One of the most Impressive castles in France, a must see if you like castles. It Is renovated so it Is easy to visit the fortress. Stunning view from the top.

Thank Vlado Z
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July 5, 2017|
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Response from manavdoshi50 | Reviewed this property |
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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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...
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Peter B
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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