Château du Haut-Koenigsbourg

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Château du Haut-Koenigsbourg
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Nine centuries of history

Towering  at  almost  800  metres, Haut-Koenigsbourg  boasts  an exceptional panoramic view. From the  Grand  Bastion,  you  can  see the Alsace  plain,  the  Vosges,  the Black  Forest  and  on  a  clear  day, the Alps…

Built in the 12th century, the castle bore witness to nine centuries of European  conflicts  and  rivalries between  feudal  lords,  kings  and emperors.

At the turn of the twentieth century, the  German  Emperor  Wilhelm  II decided  to  renovate  the  former castle,  that  was  besieged,  destroyed  and  finally  abandoned during  the  Thirty  Years' War.  The restoration  works,  notable  for their  size  and modern  approach, took only eight years. Haut-Koenigsbourg,  restored  to its former glory, opened its doors once again in 1908.

- History
In the middle of nature
Type of site to visit
- Castles in ruins
Type of visits
- Free visit
- Self-guided visit with documents in French
- Visit with guide tool
- Visit with educational sheets/pack
- Guided tour for individuals
Duration of the visit
1h30 min
Opening, proposed sales service (after lockdown) and modalities
  • Ouvert au public
Protective measures
  • le prestataire déclare respecter les protocoles sanitaires
  • Port du masque obligatoire
  • Gel hydroalcoolique à disposition
  • Réservation obligatoire
  • Paiement sans contact fortement recommandé
  • A moins de 200 m d'un parking public gratuit
  • Parking autocars
Disabled access
Availability and opening
Opening times
On Mondays the castle opens at 10:30. January, February, November and December from 9.30am to 12pm and from 1pm to 4.30pm. March and October from 9.30am to 5pm. April, May and September from 9.15 am to 5.15 pm. July 10th to August 31st from 9.15 am to 6 pm. Online booking is compulsory. Closed on January 1st, May 1st and December 25th.
Opening period(s)
- Adult rate : 9
- Child rate : 5
- Group rate : 7
- Etudiant : 7
- Groups : 2
Methods of payment
- Credit card
- Cheque
- Holiday vouchers
- Cash
Situated in the mountain
Starting city :
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