Animated unguided tour

Le donjon et la façade Sud du Haut-Koenigsbourg vus depuis le chemin d'accès au château. - CD67 - Haut-Koenigsbourg castle, Alsace, France

Tour description

A summer to discover the Middle Ages!

Animated unguided tour  • from 7 July to 31 August

Of the 900 years of history of the fortress, it is the end of the Middle Ages, the period of its apogee, that the Haut-Koenigsbourg team wanted to highlight this summer!

Young and old alike can discover at thier own pace a living, staged castle.
Through encounters with various characters, they will learn about several aspects of daily life in the 15th century: food, hygiene, health, construction, weapons, etc., all of which are covered throughout the tour.

This walk is an opportunity for visitors to transport themselves to a mountain fortress in the Middle Ages!

And to complete this discovery :

900 years old and still young
Haut-Koenigsbourg on display •   from 10 July
For over 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 very visual way, some twenty panels help visitors to understand the fortress' defence system, imagine daily life in the 15th century or find remains of the 12th century...
Everyone's talents of observation, reflection and imagination are called upon to read this old castle, with its youthful appearance!

On the tour route
No supplement on the entrance fee

Medieval encampments
During two long weekends, Haut-Koenigsbourg Castle opened its doors to historical re-enactment associations.
The volunteers have the opportunity to demonstrate their experimental archaeology approach, offering visitors scenes of medieval life and the chance to talk to experts in the Middle Ages. At the beginning of the tour, on the portcullis massif, you will discover their camp and their daily activities, sometimes far from purely military work. Clothes, lodging or camping, preparing meals, repairing equipment, but also entertainment, are at the heart of these days. But of course, as in the 14th and 15th centuries, the guard will watch over the gates and ensure that the Count's instructions are respected!

By Elsass Tempora • 23 to 25 July
This young association presents civil and military life in the Middle Ages, between the 14th and 15th centuries.
The emphasis is on everyday activities, which are inevitable, whether you live in a castle or in a more modest setting.

By Alsatiae Protectores • 13 to 15 August
The association presents a camp based on the life of a troop between 1370 and 1420 in Alsace. Daily activities and crafts are represented, as well as the exercise of the seigneurial militia.

No supplement on the entrance fee

Visitor categories

  • individuals with child,Individuals with child,
  • individuals,Individuals,
  • groups,Groups,
  • school or educational groups,School or educational groups,
  • mentally handicapped visitors (groups),Mentally handicapped visitors (groups),

Languages

french, german, italian, english, czech, spanish, russian, japanese, chinese, dutch, swedish, esperanto, danish, portuguese

Opening times

to Every day de 09h15 à 12h30 et de 14h00 à 17h30 (Reservation of a time slot in the online ticketing system. Monday, opening at 10.30 a.m.)

The castle is open all year round except 1 January, 1 May and 25 December. Mondays the castle opens at 10.30.

Remarks

How to buy : 

From 7 July to 31 August, it is strongly recommended that individuals buy tickets online.
 

For groups, please contact the reservation and customer relations department on +33 (0) 3 69 33 25 00 or haut-koenigsbourg@alsace.eu (Monday to Friday)

The animated unguided tour is the only way for individuals and groups to get to know the museum. No guided tours will be organised. Audio guides will not be available.

All sanitary standards will be implemented to welcome visitors in the best conditions.

Prices

  • Full price: 9€.
  • Reduced rate: 7€.
  • Full price 6-17 years old: 5€.
  • Reduced rate for 6-17 years-old: 4€.

Practical information

How to visit :

According to new announcements made by the government, the health passport will be compulsory from 21 July for people over the age of 18 to enter the castle.

  • Masks must be worn from the age of 6, throughout the visit, including by those who have been vaccinated. Visitors are asked to bring their own masks.
  • Dispensers of hydro-alcoholic gel are available 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, as well as at the various activities.
  • A visit document in 14 languages presenting the history, architecture and restoration of the monument is available for download on the castle's website.
  • Contactless payment is recommended.
  • Audio guides are not available.
  • The locker and buggy services have been suspended.
  • Opening of the 757 services: The Restaurant, the Terrace Le Pavillon, the Bookshop and the Shop.

Guided tour

No

Special event

Yes

Bookings

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