190 The Haut-Koenigsbourg castle is located on top of a hill overlooking the plain of Alsace. It was built and rebuilt several times; it is first mentioned in 1147,...
The Haut-Koenigsbourg castle is located on top of a hill overlooking the plain of Alsace. It was built and rebuilt several times; it is first mentioned in 1147,…
203 In 1633 the castle is abandoned after a siege; the Swedes had burned it down during the "30 year war" between the Habsburg family of the Holy Roman Empire...
In 1633 the castle is abandoned after a siege; the Swedes had burned it down during the "30 year war" between the Habsburg family of the Holy Roman Empire…
P1050387 In 1871 Alsace becomes German after a war between France and Germany. The nearby city of Sélestat gives the castle to German Emperor Wilhelm II.
In 1871 Alsace becomes German after a war between France and Germany. The nearby city of Sélestat gives the castle to German Emperor Wilhelm II.
162 In 1900-1908 the castle is restored to its 1479 state by Berliner architect Bodo Ebhardt. The castle returned to France in 1918 after World War I.
In 1900-1908 the castle is restored to its 1479 state by Berliner architect Bodo Ebhardt. The castle returned to France in 1918 after World War I.
055 The castle after and before the 1900s restoration.
The castle after and before the 1900s restoration.
012 Main gate.
Main gate.
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035 Portcullis.
Portcullis.
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160 The castle is very long and narrow.
The castle is very long and narrow.
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