Situated at an altitude of 757 meters in the Vosges (France), the castle of Haut-Koenigsbourg is one of the most imposing and fascinating fortresses in Europe.
Haut-Koenigsbourg is mentioned in written sources for the first time in 1147. After being besieged, pillaged and burned by the Swiss during the 30 Years War, the castle was abandoned for 250 years, before being reconstructed under Kaiser Wilhelm II at the beginning of the 20th century.
Haut-Koenigsbourg has been the property of the French State since 1919 and today houses an exceptional collection of arms and furniture from the 15th, 16th and 17th centuries.
April 1-3, 2016