The Essential
Orschwiller owes its renown to the famous Château du Haut-Koenigsbourg, the largest in the region. Perched at an altitude of nearly 800m and at 300m in length, it is an imposing sight.

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Château du Haut-Koenigsbourg

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An excursion to the Château du Haut-Koenigsbourg

Watching it appear through the morning mists is a magical experience. This 270-metre long fortress roosting nearly 800 metres high is neither a mirage nor a ‘Grande Illusion’, in reference to the name of the film that Jean Renoir shot here in 1937. The rocky promontory upon which the castle is built overlooks all of the routes that cross through Alsace: wine, wheat and salt.