Come on, look! The castle of Haut-Koenigsbourg, in Bas-Rhin, invites you to the second edition of "It's the castle recreation!" On October 8th and 9th, damsels and knights will celebrate in this Alsatian fortress. More than fifteen activities will be offered to families, including archery, embroidery, calligraphy, the art of chivalry, ancient games, storytelling or medieval dance.
The activities are spread throughout the monument, from the Avalon warriors' camp at the foot of the castle to the lord's apartments. In the upper garden, it is the festive and warm atmosphere of medieval banquets that will be evoked, with escorts for dancers, troubadours and jugglers. All aspects of life at the castle will be approached in a fun way, to introduce the youngest to the time of the Middle Ages. The opportunity for children to show their skills and courage.
Towers, walkways, portcullis and machicolation, nothing is missing! The castle of Haut-Koenigsbourg, this fortress of the Middle Ages, is visible from afar, overlooking the plain of Alsace and the wine route, at nearly 800 meters altitude. Built in the 12th century, the castle has witnessed seigniorial rivalries and European conflicts. In ruins for more than two centuries, it was restored in the early 20th century, thanks to the will of the German Emperor William II. His visit is both a historical experience and a discovery but also a pleasure, regardless of age, especially when it comes to revive, the time of a weekend, the life of the knights and princesses of the Middle ages. More than 530,000 visitors came to its conquest last year, 40% of which were foreign visitors.
Convenient : to access the castle, the shuttle from Haut-Koenigsbourg will run all weekend from the station Sélestat, seven round trips daily. Prices: 4 euros per adult and 2 euros for children under 18 years old. On the weekend of 8th and 9th of October, the entrance of the castle will be free for children who have taken the shuttle.
Prices : 8 euros for adults and 6 euros for a reduced rate (for children from 4 years old in particular). Free for children under 4 years old.
Site : Castle of Haut-Koenigsbourg