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, 2018 to May 31, 2018 Every day de 09h15 à 17h15June 01, 2018 to August 31, 2018 Every day de 09h15 à 18h00September 01, 2018 to September 30, 2018 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.