As was customary in medieval times, the medieval garden at the
château du Haut-Koenigsbourg is protected by fences and hedges. It
is planted according to a pattern of rectangles and squares and
lined with wicker borders. The garden as a whole is divided into
several distinct sections with very specific roles.
For example, there is a vegetable garden with "root" vegetables,
"leaf" vegetables and sweet-smelling herbs; a "garden of simples"
or "physic garden" containing plants with medicinal virtues; a
"Mary garden" where flowers and fruits that were associated with
Christianity were planted and a "magical garden" featuring plants
that were supposed to have magical properties.
Some plants used in medieval times for food or other purposes,
together with a few wild plants, have been added to the garden's
square plots. As such, the château du Haut-Koenigsbourg's garden is
a contemporary reconstruction of what a 15th century
garden might have looked like.
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May 02, 2017 to May 31, 2017 Every day de 09h15 à 17h15June 01, 2017 to August 31, 2017 Every day de 09h15 à 18h00September 01, 2017 to September 30, 2017 Every day de 09h15 à 17h15The castle is open all year round except 1 January, 1 May, and 25 December.
Entry to the medieval garden is free.
It may be visited during château opening hours.
The garden may be closed in adverse weather conditions.