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!
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