Haut-Koenigsbourg Castle Haut-Koenigsbourg Castle

Haut-Koenigsbourg Castle

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What to expect

Perched on its rocky spur between Strasbourg and Colmar, the Haut-Koenigsbourg castle imposes powerful sensations from the first glance. With its massive silhouette from another time, it transports to the heart of medieval history. Walls of enclosure, square keep, door of honor, one finds oneself immersed in the universe of chivalry. From the 12th century, the lords succeeded each other. A stronghold of the Hohenstaufen Germanic princely family, the fortress quickly passed into the hands of the Alsatian nobles Rathsamhausen. Then, for a short time, as a den of brigands, she saw the ambitions of Emperor William II extended. In this place steeped in history, magic works on young and old alike.

Opening hours of the Haut-Koenigsbourg castle

January, February, November and December: from 9.30 am to 12 pm and from 1 pm to 5.15 pm
March and October: 9:30 am to 5:45 pm
April, May and September: 9:15 am to 6 pm
June, July and August: 9.15 am to 6.45 pm

The castle is open all year except January 1st, May 1st and December 25th.


Full price : 9 €
Full price for young people (from 6 to 17 years old) : 5 €
Reduced rate adults : 7 €
Reduced rate for young people (from 6 to 17 years old) : 4 €
Reduced rate for disabled people : 4 €
Free for children under 6 years old (upon presentation of proof)

Access to the Haut-Koenigsbourg castle

By car
The Haut-Koenigsbourg castle is located 26 km north of Colmar, 55 km south of Strasbourg and 12 km west of Selestat. A35 motorway exit 17 via Kintzheim or 18 via Saint-Hippolyte. N59 via Lièpvre.
GPS coordinates: latitude: 48.249383 | longitude: 7.343524

Public transport
Haut-Koenigsbourg shuttle bus from Sélestat SNCF station. Price: 2.50 euros: valid for a one-way ticket with or without a change. Free for children under 4 years old
Every day from April 7th to May 6th, from June 9th to September 9th and from October 20th to November 4th, 2018.
The shuttle timetable is based on the arrival times of TER trains from Strasbourg, Colmar, Mulhouse or Basel.

The Alsace Pass in a few words :

The Alsace Pass includes:

  • Free access to 56 sites: animal parks, castles, museums, fun activities... Compose your program freely!
  • 24h, 48h or 3 days (over a period of 14 days)
  • Discounts: tourist attractions, guided tours
  • A printed and digital guide (mobile application)
  • Optional extra: Batorama