The castles around Colmar

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KAYSERSBERG VIGNOBLE

Castle of Kaysersberg 

A former town of the Holy Roman Empire, Kaysersberg boasts an Imperial Castle. Built towards 1200 to form a barrier to the routes coming from Lorraine, the village was an important strategic site in the war that opposed the Holy Roman Empire and the...

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RIBEAUVILLE

Castle "Saint-Ulrich" 

Saint-Ulrich, one of the three remains overlooking Ribeauvillé, is undeniably one of the most exciting castle sites in Upper Alsace. It used to control the strategic route linking the Alsatian Plain to the high valley of Lièpvre. The castle bore...

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WINTZENHEIM

Hohlandsbourg Castle 

Built on a mountain summit, Hohlandsbourg Castle offers a magnificent all-round panorama over the plain of Alsace and the Vosges Mountains. In clement weather, you can even make out the spire of Strasbourg Cathedral and the Swiss Alps. This garrison...

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SCHERWILLER

Ortenbourg Castle 

Located at an altitude of 443 metres at the end of the ridge, Ortenbourg Castle, built between 1260 and 1265 by Rudolf Habsburg, is one of the most beautiful ruins in the Rhine Valley. A masterpiece of military architecture with its high shirt...

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Château du Ramstein 

Ramstein Castle, built in 1293 by the great bailiff of Alsace Otto von Ochsenstein, is located below its powerful neighbour Ortenbourg. Only two sections of the wall remain from the residential tower, where different levels can be seen, a chimney...

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WINTZENHEIM

Château du Pflixbourg 

This site was inhabited in ancient times, perhaps as early as the Bronze Age, then reoccupied in the 13th century, being mentioned for the first time in 1220. At an altitude of 425 metres, it was of great military importance because its troops...

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ORSCHWILLER

Château du Haut-Koenigsbourg 

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, ...



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