It was in the 13th century that really Lichtenberg family built this Castle on a hill at an altitude of 400 m. The site was a strategic place when Vauban decided to reinforce it to make it one of the key points in the Northern Vosges defence system. The Castle has a troubled history being overwhelmed by Louis XIV's troops at the time Alsace was annexed to France and bombarded by the German army in 1870. However, the ruins of the fortress are among the most beautiful in the region. The 16th-century Gothic-style chapel is particularly worth a visit. The marble mausoleum is one of the most beautiful in Renaissance Alsace. A monumental stairway leads you up to the tops of the towers. From here, you can catch a glimpse of the spire of Strasbourg Cathedral.
Thematic of the place
Public priceAdulte : €6.00
Enfant : €3.50
Price with the passAdulte : Free
Enfant : Free