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Haut-Koenigsbourg Castle

Haut-Koenigsbourg Castle  

Opening hours

67600 Orschwiller
Tel : 03 69 33 25 00 -
Fax : 03 69 33 25 01


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.
Disabled access
National tourism and disability label
Hearing, Mental
Rates in €
Adult rate : 9 €, Child rate : 5 €, Group rate : 7 €, Groups : 2 €, Etudiant : 7 €
Discounted rates
Free for children (age limit) : Free under 6 years (except in groups), Group (minimum number of people) : 20, Other special offers : Free entrance for all visitors on the 1st Sunday of the month from November to March and during the “European Heritage Days” (3rd week-end of September).
Opening hours
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.
Temporarily closed
1 january, 1 may, 25 december




Distance from the nearest railway station
12 km - Sélestat
At the edge of the forest, Isolated, Mountain, Panoramic view
Altitude (m)
757 m

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