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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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“medieval castle” (32 reviews)
“amazing castle” (13 reviews)
“black forest” (17 reviews)
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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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"black forest"
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"audio guide"
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"middle ages"
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"alsace region"
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"views are amazing"
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"medieval times"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Visiting as a child or as an adult, it never gets old!!! I visited it again last weekend, and I still enjoyed it as I did when I was 10! The successive renovation works has been impressive, especially the ones orded in the early 20th...More

Thank Jost M
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Went as three generations of a family and everyone enjoyed our visit. This is a stunning castle, albeit restored extensively at the beginning of the 20th century. They paid huge attention to detail and we walked and climbed to explore great rooms and fabulous views....More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

A must Visit if you’re visiting the region. Beautiful recent renovations of this beautiful chateau....more fortress were just made in the last 100 years. Not a place to visit with little kids...strollers or wheelchairs. Also the little medieval garden is worth walking through.

Thank Sjk K
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As other reviews will tell you, the Chateau is well worth visiting. My family and I arrived quite late in the day (4:30pm) and were worried that we would not have enough time. As it turned out, even though it says that it closes at...More

2  Thank familyfung
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A fabulous building to visit. Set atop a high mountain- the views are amazing! There is a one way system to the castle with parallel parking on the road. It’s on a steep hill and there is a short walk to the castle - if...More

2  Thank JeniatCrystalBalance
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Reviewed 8 June 2018 via mobile

Particularly large and beautiful castle with a nice restoration story. We walked for more than 1.5 hours. So many beautiful details and views. Well worth a visit!! We loved it! Keep in mind that there are a lot of stairs (not suitable for the disabled...More

1  Thank Liesbeth G
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Reviewed 4 June 2018

Strategically located high up on a rocky spur overlooking the Rhine, this restored midieval castle tells a tale of time and personalities. As ownership changed depending on the power in charge, visitors will learn about the people who came before. Going to this site is...More

Thank Nancy C
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Reviewed 1 June 2018

Historical and enlightening. What a marvelous achievement in construction. An eye opening view into how people liver/survived. Go early to avoid the crowds.

Thank fslincoln
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Reviewed 20 May 2018 via mobile

This castle looks more impressive from outside than it is from inside. Views are stunning from atop and the driving route was just beautiful but I was disappointed when we had a tour inside (for 9€ per person). Maybe because it was damaged a couple...More

2  Thank besttravelist
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Reviewed 2 May 2018

Nicely preserved and maintain. It surely worth the visit, and you can ride directly up to the castle (well, almost). Limited parking space, so on busy days you might need to leave your car a little bit far. A lot of activities for young and...More

3  Thank ToujoursLaRoute
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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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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
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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