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Heritage and history Must-sees

Not-to-be-missed Alsatian heritage sites

Bearing witness to the region's historical heritage, countless sites await your visit in Alsace. Discover the castle of Haut-Koenigsbourg, the Maginot Line, the Hartmannswillerkopf, or the Fortress of Neuf-Brisach by Vauban. A visit to these outstanding sites will bring history alive for you today.

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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...

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Built on a mountain summit, Hohlandsbourg Castle offers a magnificent all-round panorama over the plain of Alsace and the Vosges Mountains. In clement weather, you can even make out the spire of Strasbourg Cathedral and the Swiss Alps. This garrison stronghold built in the 13th century was the seat of the Lords of Habsburg. Measuring 100 m long...

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The Ecomusée d'Alsace: just about all Alsace in a nutshell! The Ecomusée d’Alsace is the largest living open-air museum in France and shows an Alsatian village from the early 20th century. It illustrates what rural life was like in Alsace and invites visitors to find out about the popular traditions and art of the region, including buildings...