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Haut-Koenigsbourg Castle, a majestic flagship of stone
As soon as you arrive at the base of the castle, you’ll be impressed by the stature of this exceptional monument. In front of the ramparts, you’ll feel as if time has come to a standstill. And yet, the castle has weathered nine centuries of tumultuous history.
Drawbridges, walls, towers and keeps: everything you’d imagine about medieval architecture takes form before your eyes. Once you’ve passed the high gate, you’ll walk through the lower courtyard with its inn, blacksmith’s shop and mill, to the spiral staircase leading directly to the furnished residence of the lord of the castle. A unique journey to the heart of everyday life in a medieval castle.
Medieval décor in the living quarters
A jewel of medieval architecture, Haut-Koenigsbourg is also a place for living, where history is written in stone. The various rooms of the castle evoke scenes of medieval life:
- the castle’s military purpose is evident in the arms room, featuring multiple pikes, halberds and crossbows, as well as in the cannons of the Grand Bastion.
- the richly decorated Kaiser's Hall will impress you with its monumental frescoes.
To end your visit, enjoy a stroll through the medieval garden, where aromatic plants and vegetables are grown, together with medicinal plants whose benefits have been recognised for centuries.
Your journey through time comes to a gentle end. Be sure to come back and visit the castle when it's covered in snow, or to enjoy a storytelling walk in period costumes, so you can live a medieval life for a brief moment!Explore history
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