A remarkable witness to history

Vue aérienne du château du Haut-Koenigsbourg © Jean-Luc Stadler - Haut-Koenigsbourg castle, Alsace, France
On the signature of the Treaty of Versailles in 1919, the Haut-Koenigsbourg was handed over to the French government and awarded the status of National palace.
The restoration work carried out on this monument during the 20th century became a source of dispute during a period of fluctuating Franco-German relations.
The edifice has now been completely restored, and was classified as a historical monument in 1993.
The structure of the castle gives an accurate idea of how a mountain fortress looked like in the Middle Ages. Its interior walls are decorated in a rich medieval style, and it houses an exceptional collection of weapons and furniture, mainly from the 16th and 17th centuries…
The Haut-Koenigsbourg has definitely made its reputation.
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Vue aérienne du château du Haut-Koenigsbourg © Jean-Luc Stadler - Haut-Koenigsbourg castle, Alsace, France