" The exhibition traces the medieval and cross-border "golden age" of the region and is based of maps and 1/350 scale models of emblematic castles in Alsace. "
Created by the Archives of Alsace, this exhibition brings to life the Alsace of the Hohenstaufen and Habsburgs, far removed from preconceived ideas about the Middle Ages. This was the great era of castles, with numerous constructions throughout the region. The Haut-Koenigsbourg, mentioned for the first time in 1147, and the Hohlandsbourg in 1279 were part of this momentum. It was also at this time that the construction of Strasbourg Cathedral was in full swing and that the Hortus deliciarum, a magnificent encyclopaedia written by a woman, was written.
In a dozen panels and numerous visuals, the exhibition presents this period of prosperity for Alsace. Models of castles, a 3D animated film made using three-dimensional analysis of the ruins and the reconstruction of the Tower of Babel according to Herrade de Landsberg reveal the secrets of its architecture, the trades and the men who built them. The Hortus deliciarum, whose illustrations are reproduced in large format throughout the exhibition, is given pride of place.
Exhibition in association with the Archives of Alsace, as part of the Collectivité européenne d'Alsace's cultural season
Objects from Jean-François Meyer and Haut-Kœnigsbourg’s collection
Reconstruction of the Tower of Babel according to Herrade of Landsberg by Jean-François Meyer
Illustrations from Hortus deliciarum
Models and 3D animation film of Châteaux Mini (Etienne Fritsch and Piotr Klimczyk)
No extra charge
- Pets allowed : yes
- Comments on disabled access : Except the ramparts
- Amenities services : Terrasse, Toilets
- Languages spoken : French, German, English
- Restaurant on site : Drinks, Restaurant, Food for groups, Catering for groups
- Practical services : Group reception, Shops /Sale of goods, Open to individual clients
- Prices : Children Under 6: free
6 to 17 year olds: € 4.50
Adult: € 7
Family (2 adults, and 2 children - 6 to 17 year olds): € 20
Day of animation:
Children Under 6: free
6 to 17 year olds: € 8
Adult: € 10
Family (2 adults, and 2 children - 6 to 17 year olds): € 32
No supplement to the entrance fee
Opening times and days are liable to change according to circumstances. Please take all the necessary precautions.