Nine centuries of history
Walking through the gates of Haut-Kœnigsbourg Castle is like plunging into the world of the Middle Ages. From the lower courtyard with its inn, forge and mill, to the spiral staircases leading to the furnished flats of the lord... discover the architecture, the collections and the atmosphere, all steeped in 900 years of history.
And it is by visiting the castle freely and discovering the route at your own pace that you will fully enjoy the monument, its riches and its details. A privileged visit to this impressive fortress...
A visit document in 14 languages presenting the history, architecture and restoration of the monument is available for download on the castle's website.
And to complete this discovery :
900 years and still very young
Haut-Koenigsbourg on display
For almost 900 years, the silhouette of Haut-Koenigsbourg has dominated Alsace. From the initial castle in the 12th century, through its complete reconstruction in the 15th century to its monumental restoration in the 20th century, the fortress has never stopped being reborn.
An exhibition spread over the entire tour circuit invites you to take a closer look at the monument and follow its evolution. In a playful, sometimes offbeat, and always highly visual way, some twenty panels help visitors to understand the fortress' defence system, imagine daily life in the 15th century or find remains from the 12th century... Everyone's talents for observation, reflection and imagination are called upon to read this old castle, which looks like still very young!
On the tour route
No extra charge to the entrance fee
How to buy :
Tickets for individual visitors are best purchased via our online ticketing service. Visiting slots have been set up.
Following the latest government announcements, the Health Pass has been compulsory to enter the castle since 21 July for people aged 18 and over, and from 30 September for people aged 12 and over.
One way tour.
The tour includes 300 steps.
Duration: approximately 1 hour 15 minutes.
For groups, please contact the reservations and customer relations department on 03 69 33 25 00 or firstname.lastname@example.org (Monday to Friday)
How to visit :
- Following the latest government announcements, the Health Pass has been compulsory to enter the castle since 21 July for people aged 18 and over, and for those aged 12 and over from 30 September.
- Visitors aged 6 and over must wear a mask throughout the tour. Visitors are asked to bring their own mask. Including for those who have been vaccinated.
- Dispensers of hydro-alcoholic gel will be set up in various places in the castle.
- Respect for physical distance and compulsory barrier gestures.
- Introduction of a one-way system to avoid crossing paths.
- A limited number of people per time slot.