The castles around Colmar

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Castle "Girsberg" 

Not far from here, Girsberg Castle was built in the 13th century, to house a new branch of the Ribeaupierre family. The living quarters are still very visible.

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Castle "Haut Ribeaupierre" (or "Altenkastel") 

Haut-Ribeaupierre was most certainly built during the troubled period of the Great Interregnum, towards the middle of the13th century: it served as an advance post for the French King’s plans for the invasion of Alsace, and then as a watchtower...

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Château de Kintzheim 

Kintzheim Castle was first mentioned in the year 1270 and was bought by the city of Sélestat in the 15th century before being sold again in the 17th century. It consists of a round keep complemented by a shield wall, chapel, and accommodations. The...

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Castle of Wineck 

The Wineck castle, nicknamed "the castle of the vines", offers the discovery of an imposing shield wall behind which springs up like a devil from its rock box, a square Romanesque keep, erected with limestone humpback stones around the year 1200....

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Ruins of Gutenbourg Castle 

The Gutenbourg castle was built at an altitude of 800m on a rocky spur. Its occupants watched over the passage between Alsace and Lorraine and levied a toll. It belonged to the Counts of Eguisheim and then to the Counts of Ferrettes, and was...

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Ortenbourg Castle 

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...

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