Visit the Château du Haut Koenigsbourg with friends, family or a partner, an absolute must which has been part of the landscape of Alsace for over 900 years. The best-known and best-preserved castle in Alsace takes you through on a journey down through the centuries from the Middle Ages to the present day.
It was during the 19th century that the castle provoked the interest of historians, notably those specializing in the Middle Ages, and the ruins were listed as a historic monument in 1862. At 757m altitude, it offers a unique panorama of the Plain of Alsace, the Ballon des Vosges Regional Natural Park, the Black Forest and the Route des Vins. The drawbridges, armoury, keep and cannon recall the military vocation of the castle, which was besieged several times, destroyed, pillaged, then rebuilt by Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany in keeping with a late 15th century castle. The lower courtyard with its auberge, the forge, mill, spiral staircases leading to the lord’s apartments are steeped in history.