Built in the 12th century, the castle bore witness to eight centuries  of European conflicts  and rivalries between feudal lords, kings and  emperors.
The castle  was seriously damaged  during the 30 years’ war. At the beginning of the 20th century, the German  emperor  Wilhem II undertook   the restauration of the fortress. He created  there a museum of the Middle Ages.    
As it stands today, Haut-Koenigsbourg well preserved castle   offers an extraordinary appearance and insight at  what a medieval fortress was like. Towering at  almost 800m, especially if you climb the Grand Bastion, you get a panoramic view on the Alsace plain, the Vosges Mountains, the Black Forest, with the Alps as  background on a clear sky day !


Castle offer & events...



Known legend

more information to come.