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© Lez Broz - Visit Alsace
History and Heritage

Alsace, a land of castles

In Alsace, take a journey back in time discovering exceptional sites.
Built to protect cities and villages, these splendours have become places for sharing and coming together: castles, walled cities, surprising urban heritage, and more.

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Experience 65

Relive the age of the knights at Hohlandsbourg Castle

Play the game of history at Hohlandsbourg Castle. The breathtaking, 360° bird's-eye view gives budding knights the perfect position for spotting possible attackers. Kids can try on a period dress or a knight’s costume during the visit.
In this magnificent 13th-century medieval fortress, the largest in Alsace, children learn about history while they play. Explore the daily life of the castle and its inhabitants. Then, the visit continues inside at the museum displaying objects dating back to the Bronze Age. 

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Experience 66

Hike to a castle on a path to happiness

There are hundreds of castles in Alsace, all throughout the region, and you can get to all of them along marked walking paths. Some castles are perched high above the trees, visible from the start of the trail. For others, you'll have to walk all the way to the end, around a final bend, to finally see the castle's silhouette. Follow the different paths through forests, along vineyards, up streams, or on the edge of green pastures. When you finally arrive at the castle, it's with a wonderful sense of achievement. 

Experience 67

Experience the history of the Middle Ages at Fleckenstein Castle

The outer wall of this impressive fortress rises above the treetops. Wheel tracks mark the thousand-year-old stones on the ground. Without a doubt, Fleckenstein Castle is a panoramic dive into history.
The visit takes you up steep stairs and across metal walkways, with a treasure hunt for children along the way. At the top of the castle, a spectacular and exhilarating panorama awaits. Lose your gaze in the thick wooded coat covering the hills of the Northern Vosges. What a strange feeling to think that our medieval ancestors admired these same landscapes.

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Experience 68

Raise your glass at the gates of Kaysersberg Castle

There’s a very festive spirit indeed on this walk towards Kaysersberg Castle, maybe because there's a Grand Cru wine tasting on arrival. The walk starts in the village with a leisurely climb up the hundred or so steps to the castle. As you climb higher and higher, the landscapes become denser and stir up emotions. Perhaps it is the effect of the rising altitude combined with the beauty of the site? At the foot of the medieval castle, it's time for your exquisite tasting. The stunning panorama elevates the flavours in the glass.

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Discover the castles of Alsace

©Office de Tourisme de Niederbronn-les-Bains

Castle Wineck

Dambach
©Office de Tourisme de Niederbronn-les-Bains

Castle Old-Windstein

Windstein
©Office de Tourisme de Niederbronn-les-Bains

Castle Schoeneck

Dambach
©Office de Tourisme de Niederbronn-les-Bains

Castle Wittschloessel

Dambach
©Office de Tourisme de Niederbronn-les-Bains

Castle Wasenbourg

Niederbronn les Bains
©Office de Tourisme de Niederbronn-les-Bains

Castle Hohenfels

Dambach
©Office de Tourisme de Niederbronn-les-Bains

Castle New-Windstein

Windstein
©Office de Tourisme de Niederbronn-les-Bains

The Wachtfelsen

Niederbronn les Bains
© Château d'Ittenwiller

Château d' Ittenwiller

Saint Pierre
©Office de Tourisme Région Molsheim-Mutzig

Rohan castle

Mutzig
© Studio Pygmalion

Haut-Andlau Castle

Andlau
© Studio Pygmalion

Bernstein Castle

Dambach la Ville
Château de Salm

The castle of the counts of Salm

La Broque
©Cindy WITTER. Photo non contractuelle

Castle of the Ochsenstein

Reinhardsmunster

Château "Hagelschloss"

Ottrott
R. Crozat

Oedenbourg's castle

Orschwiller
Les ruines du Château de Schwartzenbourg

Château de Schwartzenbourg - ruines

Griesbach au Val
Vianney MULLER

Ferrette Castle

Ferrette

Le Château du Dreistein

Ottrott
©SHKT

Château du Ramstein

Scherwiller
Office de Tourisme de la Vallée de Villé

Castle - Frankenbourg

Neubois
source : randopitons.free.fr/

Castle "Saint-Ulrich"

Ribeauville
©Office de Tourisme du Pays de Saverne. Photo non contractuelle

Birkenwald Castle

Sommerau
Office de tourisme du Pays d'Eguisheim et de Rouffach

Le Château des Comtes d'Eguisheim

Eguisheim
©Marc Schampion

Ruins Castle Nideck

Oberhaslach

Château du Kagenfels

Obernai

Le château de Bilstein-Aubure

Aubure
Grégory Tachet

Hugstein Castle

Guebwiller
Office de tourisme du Pays d'Eguisheim et de Rouffach

The Three Castles of Eguisheim

Eguisheim
©Vincent Schneider

The ruins of the Engelbourg's castle

Thann
© Château de Grünstein

Château de Grünstein

Stotzheim

Castle "Haut Ribeaupierre" (or "Altenkastel")

Ribeauville
Crédit photo : C. Zink

Château du Hagueneck

Wettolsheim
crédit photo : www.crdp-strasbourg.fr (Photo Pierre Jacob)

Château du Pflixbourg

Wintzenheim
©Office de Tourisme du Pays de Saverne. Photo non contractuelle

Greifenstein Castle

Saverne
Crédit photo : Office de Tourisme du Pays de Ribeauvillé et Riquewihr

Castle "Girsberg"

Ribeauville
© Commune d'Epfig

Château des Rohans

Epfig
OTVB

The castle of La Roche

Bellefosse
Office de tourisme Vallée de Kaysersberg - Julien Kauffmann

Castle of Wineck

Katzenthal

Château du Birkenfels

Ottrott
©JM.SCHAEFER

The Guirbaden Castle

Mollkirch
© C.Dumoulin

Landsberg Castle

Heiligenstein
Office de Tourisme de la Vallée de Villé

Castle - Bilstein

Urbeis
©OTIMSO - MB

The Ottrott Castles

Ottrott
Denis HELFER Wikimédia commons

Château de Scharrachbergheim

Scharrachbergheim Irmstett
Ruines du château du Schlossberg

Ruins of Schlossberg Castle

Kruth
© Château de Werde

Werde casle on the Ill

Matzenheim
Crédit photo Yvon MEYER CCAB

Castle Lorentzen

Lorentzen
©Office de Tourisme et du Commerce du Pays de Saverne. Photo non contractuelle

Little Geroldseck Castle

Haegen
OT Vallée de Kaysersberg

Ruins of Gutenbourg Castle

Le Bonhomme
©Stephane Spach

Wangenbourg Castle

Wangenbourg Engenthal
Château de Schirmeck. Crédit photo : Office de tourisme de la vallée de la Bruche

The castle of Schirmeck

Schirmeck
©Office de Tourisme Région Molsheim-Mutzig

Castle Brosse

Dorlisheim
©Office de Tourisme du Pays de Saverne. Photo non contractuelle

Rohan Castle

Saverne
©Office de Tourisme de Niederbronn-les-Bains

Castle De Dietrich

Reichshoffen
© CCTC Marie Petitjean

The ruins of Herrenfluh Castle

Wattwiller
© Marie Petitjean

The Weckenberg place

Wattwiller
Office de tourisme Vallée de Kaysersberg

Castle of Kaysersberg

Kaysersberg Vignoble
©Cindy WITTER. Photo non contractuelle

Château de Warthenberg

Ernolsheim lès Saverne
© Studio Pygmalion

Spesbourg Castle

Andlau
Eric Wilhelmy-CCHPP

Lichtenberg Castle

Lichtenberg
Crédit photo : R.Letscher

Castle of La Petite Pierre

La Petite Pierre
Suggestions
©Tristan Vuano

Château du Haut-Koenigsbourg

Orschwiller
OT Vallée de Kaysersberg

Former manor of Etienne de Bavière

Kaysersberg Vignoble
OT Vallée de Kaysersberg

Schwendi Castle

Kaysersberg Vignoble
source : www.alain-collet.com/

Castle Loewenstein

Wingen
C. Fleith

Castle Froensbourg

Lembach
Régie du Fleckenstein

P'tit Fleck

Lembach
Suggestions
Cédric Schell

Fleckenstein Castle

Lembach
OT Sauer-Pechelbronn/J.Taglang

Castle of Froeschwiller

Froeschwiller
K. Gross

Castle Hohenbourg

Wingen
www.alain-collet.com

Castle Wasigenstein

Niedersteinbach
K. Gross

Castle Little Arnsbourg

Obersteinbach
Fleckenstein/Styl'List Images

Fleckenstein, the Castle of Challenges

Lembach
K. Gross

Castle Lutzelhardt

Obersteinbach
©Christian Hatmann

Ruins Castle Ringelstein

Oberhaslach
Suggestions
©Panoramaweb

Hohlandsbourg Castle

Wintzenheim

Ruins Castle Hohenstein

Oberhaslach
©Marc Schampion

Ruins Castle Petit-Ringelstein

Oberhaslach
OT Vallée de Kaysersberg

Castle of Hohnack

Labaroche
Vianney MULLER

Château du Morimont

Oberlarg
Château du Landskron CR JP Girard

Landskron Castle

Leymen
©SHKT

Château de Kintzheim

Kintzheim
©Office de Tourisme du Pays de Saverne. Photo non contractuelle

Haut-Barr Castle

Saverne
©OTIMossigetVignoble

Freudeneck Castle

Wangenbourg Engenthal
©Office de Tourisme et du Commerce du Pays de Saverne. Photo non contractuelle

Grand Geroldseck Castle

Haegen
©SHKT

Ortenbourg Castle

Scherwiller
Max Coquard - Best Jobers

Alsace Castle Route

Alsace
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