"Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg" Top 5 Page for this destination Orschwiller by JLBG

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Though Haut-Kœnigsbourg is one of the most visited sites in France outside Paris, it is not in VT location database. I have built my page under the nearby village of Orschwiller as Haut Kœnigsbourg castle stands on the territory of this community.

The Haut Kœnigsbourg castle stands on the Staufenberg, a rocky spur of the Vosges mountains and overhangs the plain of Alsace. It can be seen from far away and once you have seen it from the plain, you want to visit it.

Several web sites are dedicated to the Haut Kœnigsbourg castle. I will mention two, The official Haut Kœnigsbourg site and the school children's Haut Kœnigsbourg site built by the children of a scool in Sélestat that have dedicated one year to study the castle and build this site.

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  • balhannah's Profile Photo
    Oct 23, 2012 at 12:06 AM

    What a wonderful Castle, love it !

  • evaanna's Profile Photo
    Dec 14, 2008 at 1:37 PM

    What a wonderful castle with a great view of the area. And you even discovered another smaller one nearby! Great page with beautiful photos.

  • deecat's Profile Photo
    Nov 28, 2008 at 4:40 AM

    Enjoyed the mysterious forest path photo. Your history of castle was terrific. Would you go back [without the dog] to see the inside?? The smaller castle above was a nice "find". Great work.

  • olja1234's Profile Photo
    Oct 20, 2008 at 12:26 PM

    What impressive castle! Excellent photos and good text.

  • spanishguy's Profile Photo
    Sep 15, 2008 at 10:07 AM

    Très belle page. Felicitations!

  • LoriPori's Profile Photo
    Jul 28, 2008 at 4:31 AM

    Impressive castle with wonderful views of the countryside.

  • Trekki's Profile Photo
    Mar 30, 2008 at 12:05 AM

    Wow, I didn't know that Haut-Koenigsburg has a little village inside! Looks fascinating!! Oh, the bull's eye, can this be a murder hole? And your stone could be your next mysterious question, but why not ask the forum?

  • MalenaN's Profile Photo
    Mar 25, 2008 at 12:49 AM

    Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg looks like an interesting castle to visit and the walks in the woods around sounds to be very nice. I would defenitly enjoy visiting this place!

  • Mar 20, 2008 at 9:11 AM

    What a beautiful countryside. Although you can't tell by looking at me, hiking is one of my favorite activities. A walk through the forest path would have been reason enough for me to make this trip.

  • Bwana_Brown's Profile Photo
    Mar 15, 2008 at 11:43 AM

    Wow J-L, this castle that seems to have 9-lives is truly spectacular!! Very impressive battlements, towers and gates located in a scenic environment. I like the looks of your walk through the beautiful forest too.


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