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Haut-Koenigsbourg Castle


D159
67600 Orschwiller

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Château du Haut-Koenigsbourg
Tél : 03 69 33 25 00
Fax : 03 69 33 25 01
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Haut-Koenigsbourg Castle is one of the most popular monuments in France with 600,000 visitors per year. Built in the 12th century, the Castle occupied a strategic position. Its purpose was to watch over the wine and wheat routes to the North and the silver and salt routes from West to East. It was reduced to ruins by the Swedes during the Thirty Years' War and then abandoned. In 1899, Kaiser Wilhelm II decided to rebuild the castle entirely with the aim of turning it into a museum and at the same time a symbol of Alsace's return to Germany. Although the Castle has been rebuilt recently, it faithfully respects the architecture of the Middle Ages. Inside, the beautifully refined rooms are decorated with mural paintings, Renaissance furniture and enormous cast-iron stoves. There is an impressive collection of weaponry from the Middle Ages in the basement with crossbows, all types of swords and armour.


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National tourism and disability label: Handicap Auditif Handicap Mental

Languages spoken : Français Allemand Anglais

Restaurants on site: Yes

Package visits offered: Free visit, Self-guided visit with documents in French, Visit with guide tool, Guided tour for individuals, Guided tour for groups, Guided tour for groups with reservation

Practical services: Group reception, Shops /Sale of goods, Bus stop, Local tourist information, Shuttle service, Open to individual clients

Animals accepted: No

Animals accepted comment: Pets are not permitted on the tour route, with the exception of guide dogs and assistance dogs.

Length of visit/event: 1h30 min

Facilities: Private car park, Bus park, Toilets

Equipment required: Walking shoes, Warm clothes, Wet weather clothing

D159
D159
67600 Orschwiller

Tél : 03 69 33 25 00
Fax : 03 69 33 25 01
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Location: At the edge of the forest, Isolated, Mountain, Panoramic view

Distance and name of nearest railway station (km): 12 km - Sélestat

Altitude (m): 757

Accessibility: On a route that is accessible by bus

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Period of validity

from the 01/06/2014 to the 31/08/2014
from the 01/09/2014 to the 30/09/2014
from the 01/10/2014 to the 31/10/2014
from the 01/11/2014 to the 24/12/2014
from the 26/12/2014 to the 31/12/2014
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