Haut-Koenigsbourg Castle

  • ©Tristan Vuano

    ©Tristan Vuano

  • ©Klaus Stöber

    ©Klaus Stöber

  • ©Jonathan Sarago/CD67

    ©Jonathan Sarago/CD67

  • ©Jonathan Sarago/CD67

    ©Jonathan Sarago/CD67

  • ©Jonathan Sarago/CD67

    ©Jonathan Sarago/CD67

  • ©Klaus Stöber

    ©Klaus Stöber

  • ©Château du Haut-Koenigsbourg

    ©Château du Haut-Koenigsbourg

  • ©Tristan Vuano
  • ©Klaus Stöber
  • ©Jonathan Sarago/CD67
  • ©Jonathan Sarago/CD67
  • ©Jonathan Sarago/CD67
  • ©Klaus Stöber
  • ©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.
Themes
- History
Situation
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
More
Disabled access
Availability and opening
Opening times
January-February, November-December: 9.30-12.00 and 13.00-16.30 / March and October: 9.30- 17.00 / April, May and September: 9.15-17.15 / June, July and August: 9.15-18.00 / Closed on January 1, May 1, December 25 and Mondays from November to February.
Opening period(s)
Prices
- Adult rate : 9
- Child rate : 5
- Group rate : 7
- Etudiant : 7
- Groups : 2
Methods of payment
- Credit card
- Cheque
- Holiday vouchers
- Cash
Location
Situated in the mountain
Itinerary
Starting city :
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