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Château du Haut-Koenigsbourg

Château du Haut-Koenigsbourg 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. There is a shuttle bus from the Selestat train station to the château every day from June-September and on weekends from March-December.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Orschwiller, 67600
  • Phone: 03–88–82–50–60
  • Cost: €8; free, first Sun. of the month, Nov.–Mar.
  • Hours: 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
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  • Location: Haut-Koenigsbourg
Updated: 02-18-2013

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