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Chateau du Haut-Koenigsbourg

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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...more
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Chateau du Haut Koenigsbourg | Vosges mountains, 67600 Orschwiller, France
+33 3 69 33 25 00
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An amazing step back into history! The audio players are a must, even though there is a pamphlet in English with most of the information. I can see where parking could be a problem may have to "circle the block" and walk aways. If you...More

Thank DaneC75
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was bought here with my friend who lives locally and we’d seen it from a distance on a walk. It was amazing, restored about 100 years ago so it was very pristine. We had a private quite who explained the history of this castle...More

Thank lindseyknight
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

An absolute must-see for everyone. Whether for its history or for the view of the castle, its interior, and its sourrounding - definitely worth a visit. The audio-guided tour is very much recommended!

Thank Alisha M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited the castle fairly early in the day - the car park was almost empty. There's quite a lot to see (and read in E,D,F) so allow enough time for the visit. There are also guided tours available or audio-guides if preferred (neither is...More

Thank 188048Michael
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutly fantastic. Great Audio Tour. Very good explanations. Really well done. Amazing view (by good weather). To recommend. Take your time (2 -3 Hours).

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The night before we visited the castle we had stayed in Baden Baden and had a short drive to our next overnight stay, which was in Strasbourg. So we decided to find something to do in the countryside for the morning. This took at bit...More

Thank Mark D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Finding a parking spot is quite a big challenges but at least it is free. The entrance fee is 9€ and if you just simply walk around the castle you can spend hours there.

Thank Loment
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Worth a visit if you’re nearby. Parking is limited but worth parking at the bottom and walking up through the trail rather than the road. Quiche in the restaurant was exceptional.

Thank WellTravelledAbroad
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

By chance, I arrived at the castle at the right time for an hour long guided tour in English which helped me understand who built the castle, when and why the castle was built, destroyed and rebuilt, After the guided tour, I continued on around...More

Thank Simon C
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This is a faithfully restored castle high in the mountains. You can drive up quite close to it with parking on the adjacent roads. We got there fairly early and had no trouble with parking. The castle has been restored to what is believed to...More

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6 July 2017|
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
25 December 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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3 June 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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