Château du Hagueneck  

Adress :
68920 Wettolsheim
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Descriptif lieu


Near the Five Castles Route is the Hagueneck, a modest but charming little 13th century castle which nestles discreetly in a small forested valley above Wettolsheim. It was refurbished and enlarged in the 14th century. The castle, like the village of Wettolsheim, was pledged to Burkhard of Hagueneck, a vassal of the Bishop of Strasbourg. After numerous conflicts, the castle was beseiged and burned down, but it was rebuilt shortly afterwards. Nothing more is known until it was mentioned again during the 17th century. In 1674, the ruined fortress was listed among the possessions of the rich Knights of St John. During the Revolution, the castle was sold as a national asset. Almost rectangular in plan, it was built on three levels: a square keep, the main building known as the palace, the outbuildings and stables, with finally, a projecting bastion. The Hagueneck was designed more as a residence than for military use: modestly sized, lying at the end of a valley, far from the main lines of communication, it is hardly an ideal place to defend. This site was classified as a Historical Monument on 29th January 1923.

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LOCALISATION

68920 Wettolsheim

Nearest Station : 10

How to go there



Tourist Office of Colmar and its region

 Place Unterlinden
68000 COLMAR - FRANCE

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OPENING HOURS

Monday to Saturday: 9am to 6pm
Sunday: 10am to 1pm and 2pm to 5pm

Friday 24 December: 9am to 5pm
Saturday 25 December: from 2pm to 5pm
Sunday 26 December: 10am to 1pm
Friday 31 December: 9am to 5pm
Saturday 1 January: closed  
Sunday 2 January: 10am to 1pm

Anti-covid sanitary measures

We have put in place sanitary measures to guarantee you a better safety during your stay in our premises.

    Rearranged reception area
    Disinfection of hands on entry
    Direction of circulation
    Plexiglas at the counter

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