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interesting castles to visit

This is one of 3 castles on the mountain. They are all connected so you can visit them all. The... read more

Reviewed 2 January 2017
CMChang
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Good, long walk for an amazing view!

It is quite along walk from the village of Ribeauville to get to the top of the hill, around an... read more

Reviewed 31 December 2016
cinziaItaly
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italy
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Jan 1, 2017
“interesting castles to visit”
Dec 30, 2016
“Good, long walk for an amazing view!”
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Reviewed 2 January 2017

This is one of 3 castles on the mountain. They are all connected so you can visit them all. The views are spectactular. If you're afraid of heidts, not recommended!

Thank CMChang
Reviewed 31 December 2016

It is quite along walk from the village of Ribeauville to get to the top of the hill, around an hour, the road is simple, you constantly go up, but everybody, children too can do it. It only takes a while, let s say an...More

1  Thank cinziaItaly
Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

You will be amazed about having such a nice walk around the Chateau Girsberg and the Chateau St Ulrich ! About 1h walk from the beautiful Christmas market donwntown, you won't be disapointed !

1  Thank Marie J
Reviewed 25 November 2016

After climbing for nearly 40 minutes you have a nice view on the neigborhood. This is really something you should do. The castles (with the Ulric castle) are really impressive.

1  Thank Arnaud V
Reviewed 23 November 2016

This is a complicated site to drive to and requires persistence and some hiking. The "Chateau" are ruins hanging on a cliff overlooking Ribeauville and the distant Alsace region. You can see this from the approach road at a number of pull-offs so if you...More

2  Thank HvPssptWilTrvl
Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

This is a wonderful hike with wonderful views of the town below and the Vineyards. We took a picnic lunch and are it at the top among several French families. The castle ruins are like many others but the hike up with the view of...More

4  Thank currycook
Reviewed 4 June 2016 via mobile

Alsace is pretty rich in chateaux, but the three above Ribeauvillé are quite special, not least because they can only be reached on foot. It's a fairly demanding two to three hours, with conditions underfoot sufficiently difficult that I wished I had been wearing proper...More

5  Thank David B
Reviewed 12 May 2016

The ruins themselves are pretty but limited. It's more the walk there that is the worthwhile part of the visit. The woods are beautiful - lots of wildlife - and the view at the top wonderful. There are a lot of picnic spots and the...More

3  Thank bobbleEngland
Reviewed 30 November 2015

Chateau Girsberg is one of the 3 castle remains and is easy to reach by foot from Ribeauvillé. At the beginning of the walk, the view on the vineyard is quite attractive, but as you climb up in the forest, the view on the region...More

2  Thank Pierre B
Reviewed 16 September 2015

a bottle of wine, cheese, bread and meats as we look over the beautiful town of Ribeauville. It's a steep hike of about 45 minutes, lots of places to rest if required and every view more beautiful. most guides in French in town so recommend...More

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