Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting
About Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg
The Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg is a medieval castle located in the Orschwiller commune. Built-in the 12th century, the castle bore witness to eight centuries of European conflicts and rivalries between feudal lords, kings, and emperors. From 1900 to 1908 it was rebuilt at the behest of the German Kaiser Wilhelm II. Today it is a major tourist site, attracting more than 500,000 visitors a year. It’s the only medieval castle in Alsace that has been fully restored.
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Attractions Near Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg
La Montagne des Singes
2.56km from Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg
The Montagne des Singes is an animal park located in the commune of Kintzheim in Alsace . In this 24 hectare space which opened in 1969 , we can observe more than 240 magots . Since the park was created in 1969, the Montagne des Singes has also housed a center for studies on the social behavior of magots. One of the nice location which was aimed in the conservation fo Magots.
Château de Saint-Ulrich
5.95km from Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg
The castle of Grand-Ribeaupierre, known under the name of the castle of Saint-Ulrich, is one of the three castles which dominate the commune of Ribeauvillé, in the Haut -Rhin. It is located at an altitude of 528 m. It has been classified as a historical monument since October 1841and February 1930. The currently visible remains date from several eras. The castle is a very fine example of the military architecture of Alsace in the Middle Ages. It is the largest and best-preserved of the three cas
Champ du Feu
17.06km from Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg
The Champ du Feu is the highest point of the Bas-Rhin at Ban de la Roche, at an altitude of 1,098 meters, on the bans of the communes of Belmont and Hohwald. In winter, the place is suitable for cross-country skiing and downhill skiing. It is also an ideal location for hiking, mountain biking, or horseback riding. You can have a nice time here and the view from the top is truly impressive.
18.88km from Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg
Unterlinden Museum is the second most-visited fine-arts museum in France. Located in a former 13th Century sisters' convent in the city centre of Colmar. It is home to the Isenheim Altarpiece by Matthias Grünewald and features a large collection of local and international artworks and manufactured artifacts from prehistorical to contemporary times.
19.23km from Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg
This was the birthplace of the builder of Statue of Liberty. It is now a museum dedicated to his work. In the courtyard is a statue called the Statue des grands soutiens du monde. Two doors from the 17th century were registered as monument history on June 18, 1926. In 2012, the museum had over 16,000 visitors.
20.03km from Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg
The Hohlandsbourg castle is located in Wintzenheim, near Colmar in the Haut-Rhin. Capital of the Habsburg lordship, the castle was built in 1279 by Siegfried de Gundolsheim, acquired in 1563 and modernized by Lazare de Schwendi. It was dismantled during the Thirty Years' War. One of the main attractions that were interested by tourists. It has been listed since 1840 as a monument historique by the French Ministry of Culture and It is open to the public between Easter and 11 November.
Discover More Attractions in Grand Est, Home of Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg
Grand Est is a vast new region in Eastern France, the unification of the former historical regions of Champagne-Ardenne, Alsace, and Lorraine. Its geographical location – bordering Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany, and Switzerland – makes of the Grand Est an interesting cultural melting pot which can be clearly seen in its architecture and tasted in its gastronomy.