On the castles road

TopicSciences and discovery

Partez à la découverte des nombreuses ruines de châteaux-forts visibles en Alsace du Nord.

Un boucle de 65 km à effectuer en voiture vous mènera à ces lieux fabuleux qui enrichissent le patrimoine historique du territoire.

On the castles road

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1. Départ from Niederbronn-les-Bains :

Visit the ruins of Wasenbourg - Accessible only on foot by the GR 53, visit the ruins around 3 hours.

 2. Windstein:

 Two ruins: old and new Windstein - Accessible by foot from the village - about 10 minutes.

 3. Dambach:

Many ruins of castles: Hohenfels, Schoeneck and Wineck. Do not forget to admire the famous Highland Cattles, cows with long hair who cleared the valley bottoms of the Regional Park of Vosges du Nord.

 4. Obersteinbach:

Visit Arnsberg and the house of castles where you can learn a lot about the history of medieval fortresses.

 5. Wengelsbach:

Ruins of Wasigenstein, extraordinary site by its location near the charming hamlet of Wengelsbach.

 6. Lembach:

Visit Fleckenstein. Several ways to explore this ruin : visit the castle of Défis, children's play set in the interpretive center on the nature and the forest "Le P'tit Fleck", the forest and the castle. Courses about 3 hours.

 7. Langensoultzbach-Jaegerthal

Discover the lush landscapes of Alsace du Nord. You will have all the energy through these landscapes composed of orchards and forests.

In Jaegerthal, you can admire the ruins of the early industrial era forges marking territory.

 8. Niederbronn

 End of the visit

Accommodation nearby

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