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Visiting the Haut Koenigsbourg castle in Alsace

If you are going to explore Alsace and appreciate the medieval period, visiting the Château du Haut-Koenigsbourg could undoubtedly please you. This Alsatian castle is located in the Vosges mountains and dates from the 12th century. You can even see it from Colmar in good weather. Find out in this blog post all the tips for visiting the Haut Koenigsbourg castle.

  1. Visiting the Château du Haut-Koenigsbourg: ticket prices 🏰
  2. How long does it take to visit the castle? 🕦
  3. Restaurants and good places to eat in the area 🍽
  4. Where to stay near Haut-Koenigsbourg Castle 🛌
  5. How to get there? 🚗 or 🚆+🚌
  6. What other castles and places to visit in Alsace? 🌟

1. Visiting Haut-Koenigsbourg Castle: ticket prices

  • The price of an entrance ticket to the Château duHaut-Koenigsbourg is 9 euros for an adult.
  • For young people from 6 to 17 years old, the price is 5 euros.
  • For children under 6 years old, entry to the castle is free.

You can find all the information on the official website of the castle.

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2. How long to visit the Château du Haut-Koenigsbourg?

Plan at least 2 hours to visit the Château du Haut-Koenigsbourg. To enjoy your visit, you can have lunch in a restaurant on site or near the castle. It is an excellent opportunity to take a break if you are making a road trip to Alsace.

Good to know! Even in summer, plan for a warmer top. As in all old stone places, it can be very chilly inside. If it’s a heat wave, it’s rather good news, but otherwise – not necessarily, if you are not equipped.

3. Restaurants to eat near Haut-Koenigsbourg

Here are some places to eat near the Château de Haut-Koenigsbourg.

The restaurants inside the castle are not necessarily the best, except eventually the tavern. Otherwise, you will get a tastier meal outside. So what are the possible solutions?

Winstub Rabseppi Stebel (6 Rue du Parc, 68590 Saint-Hippolyte): 9 minutes by car from the Haut-Koenigsbourg castle; this is a beautiful Alsatian restaurant with exposed beams and woodwork. You will have a great time in a lovely setting.

Auberge Le Meisenberg (1 Rue Clemenceau, 67730 Châtenois): you will appreciate its shaded courtyard and dishes of traditional French flavors. It is a perfect place to eat near the Château du Haut-Koenigsbourg (15 minutes by car)!

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4. Hotels to stay near Haut Koenigsbourg castle

Here are some places where to stay to visit the Château du Haut-Koenigsbourg.

On the road to Haut-Koenigsbourg, just a few minutes from the castle, there is a Bed & Breakfast: Les Chambres du Haut-Koenigsbourg. Parking is on-site, and breakfast is included: perfect for an alsatian road trip. The rooms have a mountain view. An ideal place to relax.

The Hotel Au Nid De Cigognes would be ideal for a romantic weekend. It is 20 minutes away by car. You will enjoy an indoor swimming pool, a sauna, and spacious rooms (19m2). Breakfast is available on-site; you can include it during your stay.

5. How to get to the castle?

By car. You can reach the Château in less than 1 hour by road from Strasbourg, 35 minutes from Colmar, and 55 minutes from Mulhouse.

By train. It is possible to visit the Château du Haut-Koenigsbourg without taking the car. A shuttle exists between the station and the castle. The timetables agree with the schedules of the TER from Strasbourg, Colmar, and Mulhouse. Please note: the shuttle does not run every day. More info on this link.

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6. What other castles and places to visit in Alsace?

If you want to discover other places in the Alsace region, you can add without hesitation to your list (click on the city to read the dedicated blog post):

  • Strasbourg
  • Colmar
  • Mulhouse
  • Obernai
  • And Alsatian villages: Kaysersberg, Eguisheim, Riquewihr, or even Ribeauvillé (on the Alsace Wine Route)

Among the castles of Alsace to visit, there are:

  • Fleckenstein
  • Bernstein
  • Hohlandsburg
  • Lichtenberg
  • Haut-Barr

Visiting the Château du Haut-Koenigsbourg is one of the essential visits in Alsace. The visit to this castle will leave you with good memories.

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Louis and Emilie

We once heard visitors in Paris saying that the French are not the most welcoming people. It made us sad. That's why we started this blog! So you can get the best information for your travel to France! Of course, we love Paris. We have lived in multiple areas, from Canal St Martin to right next to the Eiffel Tower. We also explore regions of France whenever we can. Our favorites for a weekend away from Paris are Etretat and Mont Saint Michel. The beautiful French Riviera is a marvelous place to explore for a week.

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