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Alsace-Lorraine Sights

Château du Haut-Koenigsbourg

  • Castle/Palace/Chateau
  • Fodor's Choice

Updated 04/08/2014

Fodor's Review

The ruins of the Château du Haut-Koenigsbourg were presented by the town of Sélestat to German emperor Wilhelm II in 1901. The château looked just as a kaiser thought one should, and he restored it with some diligence and no lack of imagination—squaring the main tower's original circle, for instance. The site, panorama, drawbridge, and amply furnished imperial chambers may lack authenticity, but they are undeniably dramatic.

Sight Information


Orschwiller, 67600, France



Sight Details:

  • €8; Nov.–Mar., free first Sun. of the month
  • Nov.–Feb., daily 9:30–noon and 1–4:30; Mar. and Oct., daily 9:30–5; Apr., May, and Sept., daily 9:15–5:15; June–Aug., daily 9:15–6

Updated 04/08/2014


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