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Castillo de Haut-Kœnigsbourg

We went to visit the Castle Haut-Kœnigsbourg, in Orschwiller, after spending a beautiful day in Riquewihr. The castle is impressive, at least from the outside, because we arrived at 4'30 PM, when it was just... closed! It was a pity, but also an excuse to go back again and know more Alsatian villages.

Después de pasar un magnífico día en Riquewihr fuimos a visitar el Castillo de Haut-Kœnigsbourg, en Orschwiller. El castillo es impresionante, al menos por fuera, porque llegamos a las 4 y media de la tarde que es justo cuando... ¡cerraban! Una pena, pero también una excusa para volver otra vez y conocer más pueblo de Alsacia.

The origin of the name probably came from the anthroponyme Germanic Audald. It's not clear if the city existed before the Castle and the coat of arms depicts the Castle's family symbols. The history of Orschwiller is linked to that of the castle.

El origen del nombre se debe probablemente al antropónimo germánico de Audald. No está claro si la ciudad existía antes del Castillo y su escudo representa las armas de la familia del Castillo. La historia de Orschwiller está unida a la del castillo.

Orschwiller is a very small town of 500 people, but very nice. It's just at the boundary between Upper and Lower Rhin, but belongs to this latter Department, in Alsace. We went by car from Riquewihr by a beautiful mountain road, filled with forests and dotted with villages and castles.

Orschwiller es un pueblo muy pequeño de 500 habitantes, pero muy bonito. Está justo en el límite entre el Alto y el Bajo Rin, pero pertenece ya a este último Departamento de Alsacia. Fuimos en coche desde Riquewihr por una bonita carretera de montaña, llena de bosques y salpicada de pueblos y castillos.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Vey beautiful castle and landscape
  • Cons:The castle closes very early
  • Last visit to Orschwiller: Nov 2007
  • Intro Updated Nov 30, 2007
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  • JLBG's Profile Photo
    Sep 23, 2008 at 12:54 PM

    Very informative page! Haha, you are right, Orschwiller village is off the beaten path and ... I did not visit it!

  • ranger49's Profile Photo
    Sep 15, 2008 at 10:31 AM

    Like you we had only a quick look around this lovely town but, unlike you, we did not even take a photograph. Thanks for sharing yours.

  • mustertal's Profile Photo
    Jul 10, 2008 at 2:16 PM

    This is a lovely area, I visited the Castle a few years ago.

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