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Fleckenstein Castle

Castles and gardens
History and tradition
Lembach
France
From the original fortress to the medieval castle. Fleckenstein is one of the largest fortified castles in Alsace. It was built on a huge rock with cave-dwelling stairs and rooms. In spite of its being pulled down in the 17 century, the towers, the barbican, the outer walls and numerous other remains bear witness to its past glory. Just like a true rocky vessel the Fleckenstein castle dominates the Sauer valley and its beautiful forests.

The fortress dates from the 12 century, when the Holy Roman Emperors sought to establish their position in Alsace. They decide to build a troglodytic castle on an outstanding sandstone crag bu excavating rooms, staircases, a well and storage tanks that you can still see today. The family nominated by the Emperor made the their own and over the centuries turned it into an impregnable fortress. The castle was untouched by the Thirty Years War, but despite being under French control, it was demilitarised by order of Louis XIV. Even so it is still standing and what remains makes it possible, ecven for the non expert, to see the different stages in its construction.

Fleckenstein is the most visited troglodytic castle in Alsace.

Free entry to the fortress with the Museum Pass. Entry to Le P'tit Fleck, Le Château des Défis and other events is not included.

Copyrights: Michael Paulick - Saison d'Or / Mathieu. Anglada - Amopix / Mathieu Rolin
Fleckenstein Castle
Fleckenstein Castle
Fleckenstein Castle
Opening hours

1 JAN - 7 JAN 2018 : SUN 12.00 - 16.00 (closed when there is snow or clear ice)
8 JAN - 23. MARCH 2018 : SUN 12:00 - 16:00 (closed when there is snow or clear ice)
24 MARCH – 4 NOV 2018 : Daily 10.00-17.30 (18.00 in JULY + AUG)
5 NOV - 25 DECEMBER 2018 : closed
26 DECEMBER 2018 - 1st JANUARY 2019 : daily 12.00-16.00 (closed when there is snow or clear ice)

Address
Fleckenstein Castle
Lieu-dit Fleckenstein
67510
Lembach
France
+ 33 3 88 94 28 52

49.044944, 7.772054