Did you like the tour of the château garden? Then you'll
definitely enjoy going around the 10 other gardens of the
neighbouring 'communes touristiques' (villages with good facilities
for visitors/tourist attractions located in the area around the
château du Haut-Koenigsbourg and the Alsace Wine Route). The tours
are free of charge and are a great way to learn lots of interesting
Over the past few years, medieval-style gardens have been
springing up in the villages around the château du
Haut-Koenigsbourg. The idea is to create a tour of medieval gardens
which will reflect the culture and heritage of each village in
Let your senses speak to you - breathe in the sounds and smells
of each garden has something different to tell you!
An idea that brings people together
The château does not have a monopoly on Alsace's medieval
history. There are many signs in the villages of the foothills that
point to a bustling medieval past: ditches, town walls, fortified
The garden of the château du Haut-Koenigsbourg has a huge
assortment of medieval plants: ornamental plants, 'simples'
(medicinal plants), other useful plants, a vegetable garden,
climbing plants, herbs with supposedly magical properties… it's all
here. Each of the other 10 gardens on the tour route has chosen to
look at a specific plant type or theme, adopting their own
particular approach to do so.
A garden for everyone
There are many different gardens, but no two gardens look the
same. Each one nurtures its own unique identity in line with the
history of its village and the resources the village has at its
disposal. This is one tour you'll not tire of! Each garden revolves
around a different profession represented by a fictional or
non-fictional character, different plants and different
communities, teaching us new things all the time.