©Tristan Vuano
©Tristan Vuano
©Tristan Vuano
©Tristan Vuano

The witches' tower

Discover this mystical tower that was used as a prison for people accused of witchcraft in the 17th century.

The Witches' Tower is a Gothic doorway dating from the 15th century. It was redesigned in 1830; its roof is recent. It is one of the most beautiful doors in Alsace and one of the most represented (marquetry, drawings by Hansi, Bernard Buffet). This tower, which has been called the "Witches' Tower", recalls that Châtenois, like so many other cities, has undergone unfair trials during which several people accused of witchcraft were burned. In 1870 the Witches' Tower was hit by a cannonball, but did not suffer any major damage.

Additional information
  • Altitude : 190m
  • Distance to the nearest station (km) : 3
  • Type of visits proposed : Free visit

Opening times and days are liable to change according to circumstances. Please take all the necessary precautions.

  • Opening hours and sales service available : Open to the public, No vaccination pass required

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