A visit to the castle of the Haut-Koenigsbourg in Alsace.
The Haut-Koenigsbourg has long been a ruined castle. After the loss of Alsace-Lorraine in 1870 by the France and its annexation by Germany the Emperor Guillaume II wanted to make a gesture to show his good will toward the Alsatians: he decided to rebuild the Koenigsbourg Castle.
The reconstruction was fast for a site like this, in seven years from 1901 to 1908 the major part of the castle was restored. The reconstruction was carried out with the most modern techniques at the time (railway, electricity...).
Access to the castle is easy by car. Many parking lots are available. The visit is not very long, the whole visit lasts only 3 hours. Try to avoid the high-season there are too many tourists.
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