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Haut-Koenigsbourg castle

Castles and gardens
History and tradition
Orschwiller
France
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.
Haut-Koenigsbourg castle
Haut-Koenigsbourg castle
Haut-Koenigsbourg castle
Opening hours

Jan. - Feb. - Nov. - Dec : 9.30 - 12.00 and 13.00 - 16.30
March - October : 9.30 - 17.00
April - May - September : 9.15 - 17.15
June - July - August : 9.15 - 18.00

The castle closes in the evening 45 min. after the ticket desk.
Address
Haut-Koenigsbourg castle
Château du Haut-Koenigsbourg
67600
Orschwiller
France
+33 3 69 33 25 00

48.249487, 7.344521