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Château du Hohlandsbourg

Castles and gardens
History and tradition
Wintzenheim
France
A GLIMPSE OF HISTORY, A CASTLE FULL OF LIFE!
The castle offers a glorious 360 degree view over Alsace and the Black Forest, modern and interactive scenography; a lively castle in the hills above Colmar … The biggest monument, built by the Habsburgs, opens the gates to the past.


MODERN, INTERACTIVE AND LUDIC PRESENTATION

A special itinerary provides a picture of and helps to understand the history, organisation and place of the castle, from the very first Bronze Age site to the contemporary epoch.

It highlights:

– the most significant moments and characters in its history;

– the castle's military function exerted over the territory, the strategic political base of the Habsburgs;

– the huge collection of archaeological artefacts (pottery, clothing, finery,stove tile, bucket, etc.) illustrating the day-to-day life of the castle;

– the ruins from the Middle Ages rediscovered by painters and draughtsmen in the Romantic period (19th century);

– a behind the scenes look at the renovation work, etc.
The modern presentation showcases the castle in a ludic, interactive way, comprising scale models, archaeological collections, illustrations and multimedia games.


EVENTS PROGRAMME FOR 2018

IN THE HEART OF THE FOREST!
A protecting and healing dwelling, a hunting area, a shelter for wild animals, witches, elves and outlaws … in 2018, come live the adventure in the heart of the forest during the middle ages, a place boasting endless amusement and challenges.
Château du Hohlandsbourg
Château du Hohlandsbourg
Château du Hohlandsbourg
Opening hours

FROM 1 APRIL TO 11 NOVEMBER

APRIL / MAY / JUNE: Tuesday to Sunday and public holiday + 7 May: 1pm-6pm
JULY-AUGUST: dailiy:10am-7pm
SEPTEMBER: Tuesday to Saturday 1-6pm / Sunday and special event day: 10am-6pm
OCTOBER: Tuesday to Saturday 1pm-5pm, Sunday + 27, 28, 30 and 31: 10am-5pm
NOVEMBER: Saturday + 2, 1pm-5pm, Sunday and special event day: 10am-5pm

Last admission: 30 minutes before closing
Walking distance to the castle is about 10 minutes
Duration of the visit: 2 hours minimum
Do not leave any valuables unattended in your vehicle
Address
Château du Hohlandsbourg
Route des Cinq Châteaux
68920
Wintzenheim
France
+33 3 89 30 10 20

48.059901, 7.269497