High up in the Vosges mountains…. .

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is the amazing Haut-Koenigsbourg castle which is located at Orschwiller, Alsace, France, in the Vosges mountains just west of Sélestat. The castle is nestled at a strategic location on a high hill overlooking the Alsatian plain; as a result it was used by successive powers from the Middle Ages until the Thirty Years' War when it was abandoned. In 1900 it was restored under the direction of Emperor Wilhelm II. Today it is a major tourist attraction, located on the Alsace wine route.
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A fabulous place to visit, especially on a clear day. These photos were taken on the 19th November, so we were very lucky with the weather.

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  1. How gorgeous is that view! Love it!

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  2. What wonderful pictures! I love how you provide all the information about your trip including links and maps!

    Hope that you had a wonderful New Years!

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  3. Beautiful land and landmarks disputed over centuries! Now, we have some nice traces left!

    Happy New Year to you dear Anne ... and maybe soon meeting in Paris!

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  4. Thank you for sharing that lovely tour and what grand pictures. A very nice clear day indeed.

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  5. WOW WOW WOW!!! And DOUBLE WOW!!!

    Your photos are D-vine!

    Glad you got to experience the beauty of France outside of Paris... France is a beautiful country!!!

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  6. Happy New Year Anne!
    Thankfully I've spent time in Alsace! You are right it is truly is so magical place!!
    May this year bring your heart much happiness and lots of fun adventure!


    Love,
    Constance

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  7. Thank you everyone, pleased you loved my photos. It is absolutely fabulous place to visit. we would never of gone there if it had not been for our friend who took us. Our friends have lived there for 10 years now and know lots of places to go!

    Leesa - yes how great that I got an experience of France not just Paris..!! Amazing!!

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  8. Dawn..thank you, I love to link the places so that other people can read up too!

    Peter - It was very interesting as I did not know muc about the Alsace and the Germanic connection. Yes hope to visit Paris again soon :-)

    Lucia - Jenny - CherryPie ..thanks for your lovely comments..so pleased you liked my tour of the castle. :-)

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  9. Nicely done and I learned something new today. I do not know at all Northern and Eastern France.
    Bonne annee!

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  10. Hi Anne,
    Ooooooohhh !!

    D & I were up there once. We were staying at la Bresse, in the neighboring region at that time.

    It is a MUST for anyone passing through the Selestat area. We didn't go inside that day but just wandered around top enjoying the view and the supurb exterior architechture.

    Excellent pictures :)

    Have a nice day, honey.
    XXOO

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  11. Great photos! I visited Alsace last February, but was mostly just in Strasbourg. It's such lovely country - and you did get lucky with the weather! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

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  12. nice post. thanks.

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  13. Drove quite close to here a few days ago en route Calais-Nancy-Basle but very different scenery in the snow!

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