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Château du Haut-Koenigsbourg

Haut-Koenigsbourg castle at dusk © Jonathan Sarago / CD67
Haut-Koenigsbourg castle’s living quarter and its 15th-17th century furniture © Klaus Stöber
From the castle of Haut-Koenigsbourg discover an exceptional panorama © Tristan Vuano
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 eight centuries of European conflicts and rivalries between feudal lords, kings and emperors.
At the turn of the 20th century, the German Emperor Wilhelm II decided to renovate the former castle, that had been 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.
Address

Château du Haut-Koenigsbourg

Château du Haut-Koenigsbourg
67600
Orschwiller
France
+33 3 69 33 25 00
Opening hours
Monday: 10:30-12:00, 13:15-16:15 ,
Tuesday - Sunday: 9:30-12:00, 13:15-16:15 ,
On 24 December 2023
Sunday: 9:30-12:00, 13:15-15:00 ,
Monday: 10:30-12:00, 13:15-16:15 ,
Tuesday - Sunday: 9:30-12:00, 13:15-16:15 ,
Monday: 10:30-12:00, 13:15-16:15 ,
Tuesday - Sunday: 9:30-12:00, 13:15-16:15 ,
Monday: 10:30-12:15, 13:15-16:15 ,
Tuesday - Sunday: 9:30-12:15, 13:15-16:15 ,
Monday: 10:30-16:45
Tuesday - Sunday: 9:30-16:45

Closed on
During peak periods, online ticketing is recommended at https://tickets.haut-koenigsbourg.fr/en-GB/home

For groups, please contact the reservations and customer relations department on +33 (0) 3 69 33 25 00 or haut-koenigsbourg@alsace.eu (Monday to Friday).

48.249487, 7.344521

Sur la défensive - Family workshop ©Marc Dossmann
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Sur la défensive

Participants in this family workshop are introduced to the art of warfare in the Middle Ages. On the programme: handling models, weapons and armour, learning about the rules and ways of chivalry... It ...

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Où sont les femmes ? - Thematic tour ©Jonathan Sarago / CeA
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Où sont les femmes ?

Discover women and their conditions through the ages. Discover the many representations of women in the castle. This unique tour is also an opportunity to discover the women who have played a part in ...

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Acted tour - Family tour ©Marc Dossmann
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Acted tour

Visit the castle, accompanied by Eva the spinner, Marie the merchant or one of the medieval characters who lives in the castle... Each of them, in their own way, tells the story of life in this ...

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