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Ortenbourg Castle

Crédit photo : Tristan Vuano / https://avuedecoucou.blogspot.com/

One of the most beautiful ruined castles of the Rhine Valley awaits you at the end of an hour-long walk. Take a picnic, and savour it while enjoying a magnificent view of the Alsace Plain.

Located at an altitude of 443 metres at the end of the ridge, Ortenbourg Castle, built between 1260 and 1265 by Rudolf Habsburg, is one of the most beautiful ruins in the Rhine Valley. A masterpiece of military architecture with its high shirt surrounding a 32-meter dungeon, it is visible from a distance and fits remarkably in the landscape. This dungeon offered 6 levels of defensive fire and its pentagonal design allowed for better deflection of the attackers' projectiles. The recently created association "Les sentinelles de l'Ortenbourg" aims at the preservation, development and animation of the castle.

Additional information
  • Altitude : 443m
  • Distance to the nearest station (km) : 4
  • Type of visits proposed : Free visit, Guided tour for groups with reservation
  • Equipment required : Walking shoes

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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