Situated in the very heart of the Vosges mountains on the Route
des Vins (Wine Route) between Kintzheim and Orschwiller,
Haut-Koenigsbourg castle is a potential starting point for
excursions right across Alsace.
If you head towards Sélestat, Colmar and Strasbourg you will
find many tourist destinations and attractions that can be reached
from the castle in less than an hour.
Some sights are only a few minutes away... Located on the Haut-Koenigsbourg massif
itself, the Montagne des Singes (Monkey
Mountain) and the Volerie des Aigles Birds of Prey
park offer the chance to encounter cheeky Barbary macaques and
magnificent day-flying and night-flying birds of prey. In
Sélestat, the Bibliothèque
Humaniste invites you on a journey between medieval manuscripts
and prints from the 15th and 16th century and just opposite
discover the Maison du Pain and its history
throughout the centuries.
If you travel towards Colmar, we strongly recommend you stop off
in one of the many beautiful villages that are so typical of the Route des Vins: Ribeauvillé,
Kaysersberg and Riquewihr are excellent examples! On arrival in
Colmar, those of a romantic mindset won't be able to resist the
charm of 'la Petite Venise' (Little Venice), the historic district
at the heart of this Alsatian town.
Those looking for something more cosmopolitan
will discover cultural, historical and gastronomical delights
aplenty in Strasbourg, the 'capital of Europe'.
From the cathedral to the various EU institutions, not forgetting
the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, the
musée with historical (Historical Museum) or educational centres
like the Vaisseau, Strasbourg is
unquestionably a must-see destination!
To visit several sites in Alsace, think about the
Pass'Alsace! More than 30 sites to visit
in Alsace at a reduced price with a single card: you choose the
duration and your budget.