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Koenigsbourg Castle is a beautifully restored version of an ancient medieval castle that lies just west of Selestat, France. Its precise age is not known, but written records first mention its existence in the 1100's. It is now one of the most popular travel and tourist destinations along the Alsace wine road in Eastern France, getting a half-million visitors per year. The castle is easily worth a couple of hours to explore. See these photos of Koenigsbourg Castle using the Slideshow below. See a compilation of European castle photos here. Or, see all TheWorldinLight has to offer at Destinations and Topics.


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photo of the entrance to 
Koenigsbourg Castle in France.
Koenigsbourg Castle Entrance #5446
This beautifully restored castle now gets 500,000 visitors per year.

photo inside the entry to Koenigsburg Castle in France.
Entering Koenigsbourg Castle #5397
The Koenigsbourg Castle was restored to its present condition in the first years of the 1900's.

photo of the gate to 

Koenigsberg Castle in France.
Koenigsbourg Castle Carved Wall #5387
The date of construction of the original castle is unknown, but mention of it exists in documents dating to the early 1100's.

photo of stairs inside 
Koenigsbourg Castle in France.
Inside Koenigsbourg Castle #5401

photo of the walls inside 
Koenigsbourg Castle in France.
Koenigsbourg Castle Doorway #5402

photo of Koenigsbourg 
Castle in France.
Koenigsbourg Castle Keep #5395

photo of a courtyard inside 
Koenigsbourg Castle in France.
Koenigsbourg Castle Courtyard #5405

photo of the walls inside 
Koenigsbourg Castle in France.
Looking Up At Castle Walls #5467

photo of a door in Koenigsbourg 
Castle.
Heavy Castle Door #5458

photo of a doorway in 
Koenigsbourg Castle.
Castle Drawbridge Entrance #5403

photo of an emblem 
inside Koenigsbourg Castle in France.
Castle Wall Carving #5394

photo of a rampart 
doorway in Koenigsbourg Castle.
Castle Doorway #5469

photo of the inside of 
Koenigsbourg Castle in France.
Castle Wall on Bedrock #5465
Koenigsbourg Castle is built on solid stone.

photo of Koenigsbourg Castle in 
France.
Inside Koenigsbourg Castle #5409
Much of the interior of Koenigsbourg Castle is quite beautiful.

photo of a room inside 
Koenigsbourg Castle in France.
Koenigsbourg Castle Room #5419
The interior of Koenigsbourg Castle is now essentially a museum filled with ancient furnishings and medieval armaments.

photo of a room inside 
Koenigsbourg Castle.
Koenigsbourg Castle Room #5420
Although it's always possible to debate the accuracy of restorations such as was done with Koenigsbourg Castle, a day spent touring this castle evokes imaginative images of life in the middle ages.

photo of midieval arms 
inside Koenigsbourg Castle.
Koenigsbourg Castle Armor #5433
There is an extensive collection of armor and medieval weapons on display inside Koenigsbourg Castle.

photo of a door in 
Koenigsbourg Castle.
Heavy Castle Door #5398
This is a photo of an old, heavy wooden door of Koenigsbourg Castle.

photo of Koenigsbourg Castle 
in France.
Koenigsbourg Castle Turrets #5468
A photo of turrets and walls of Koenigsbourg Castle.

photo of stained glass 
inside Koenigsbourg Castle in France.
Koenigsbourg Stained Glass #5440
The interior of Koenigsbourg Castle is also decorated with a small collection of stained glass.

photo of stained glass 
inside Koenigsbourg Castle.
Koenigsbourg Stained Glass #5432

stained glass inside of 
Koenigsbourg Castle.
Koenigsbourg Stained Glass #5432

photo of Koenigsbourg 
Castle in France.
Koenigsbourg Wall and Window #5421


a view from high inside 
Koenigsbourg Castle in France.
Koenigsbourg Castle View #5443
Koenigsbourg Castle is well-positioned defensively on a high crag of stone.

photo of a view from Koenigsbourg 
Castle.
Koenigsbourg Castle View #5472
Koenigsbourg Castle has outstanding views of the French countryside.

photo of a view from 
Koenigsbourg Castle in France.
Looking Down From Koenigsbourg Castle #5381
This is a photo showing a view from Koenigsbourg Castle.

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