Walking tour to the ruins of a medieval castle

For those who love to lovers forest walks, we offer dozens of walking routes to the ruins of medieval castles. In Alsace there are more of them than anywhere else in France: More than eighty fortresses built in the X-XIII centuries, partially destroyed, but retaining their original. These powerful structures are usually located on the hills in the foothills of the Vosges Mountains, facing the Rhine. Almost all castles are accessible only on foot.

Hiking trails are laid along the wooded hillsides and have varying difficulty levels. Depending on the difficulty level and on the height at which the castle is located, you can spend from 20 minutes to an hour and a half to reach the castle. Simple routes do not imply climbing, but just a pleasant forest walk.

You will certainly need comfortable hiking shoes to walk on rocky paths, in the forest and, in some places, even along the rocks.

Having reached the castle, like a medieval traveler, you will not only feel like a conqueror of the peaks, but also get the opportunity to admire the breathtaking panorama of the Rhine valley.

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