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Chateau du Haut-Koenigsbourg

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This fairy tale castle looks down majestically across the Alsace plain for more then 850 years. Towering at 757 m over picture perfect villages and colourful vineyards, it is one of France's most widely visited castles. Restored in the early 20th...more
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Chateau du Haut Koenigsbourg | Vosges mountains, 67600 Orschwiller, France
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The Castle is well worth a visit. Please however DO NOT leave any valuables in the car. We were broken into in the parking and things stolen out of our car

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Conde Nast magazine referred us to this wonderful castle, and we could not have had a better time there (or better weather for our visit - surprising in November). Go on a clear day so you can enjoy the amazing, beautiful view of most of...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Misty W
Reviewed 5 days ago

This was once a medieval castle which was a total ruine beginning 20th century. Emperor William II of Germany decided to restore the castle (which was then on German Territory). It must have been a huge work, knowing that the restoration only took 7 -...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We visited this castle after watching a documentary on television; it is indeed a very good place to visit (free to visit on 1st sunday of each month), renovation did a very good work and the view is impressive. It is a good way to...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 3 November 2018

Highly recommend this visit. Not only are the tours given excellent, but the views from the fortress are magnificent.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 1 November 2018

It is perhaps the best remodeled castle I've ever seen. The visit to the castle is a feast, you can enjoy its last corner and, of course, the excellent view that spreads around it.

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 30 October 2018

on top of one of the few mountain/hills there is this imposing castle it is the only fully restored castle in the region and you can visit the interior as well and you better are surefooted

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 27 October 2018

A very popular and spectacular location. The castle dominates the skyline for miles around, built on high rocky ground a natural fortress. We arrived mid-morning after a spectacular drive across the agricultural land and villages of Alsace. Spectacular and winding ascent to the castle, what...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Reviewed 2 October 2018

An amazing step back into history! The audio players are a must, even though there is a pamphlet in English with most of the information. I can see where parking could be a problem may have to "circle the block" and walk aways. If you...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 1 October 2018 via mobile

I was bought here with my friend who lives locally and we’d seen it from a distance on a walk. It was amazing, restored about 100 years ago so it was very pristine. We had a private quite who explained the history of this castle...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Elizabeth A
8 November 2018|
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Response from Antonis K | Reviewed this property |
We visited it last May and I do not know the December but in any case you can rend a car.
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6 July 2017|
Response from manavdoshi50 | Reviewed this property |
Hey, It is correct, I called them up to verify the information and it seemed odd to me too, but they told me to stick to what was written on the website. However, the bus service seems to be a part of the public transport... More
26 December 2016|
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Response from AlvaroAntonioNet | Reviewed this property |
2 hours will be enough. I went by car, but expect big lines...