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Treasures of the museums of the province : to dream of a knight at the castle of Haut-Kœnigsbourg

You liked the tv series Games of thrones ? You play Dungeons and dragons ? You would see in Lord of the rings ? The château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg is for you. This place is not as battlements, machicolations, loopholes, and drawbridges. It is also a history museum. The whole set just recorded a new attendance record since 1997 : half a million of people in 2019 (+ 4 %). Las, the virus has been because of all the walls and all the attractions. And especially in regards to the alsatian heritage.

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The Bas-Rhin department owns the monument, bends but does not break, however. Proof : Denis Louchart, local guide, proposes this Friday at 18 hours to animate over a video-tour of a half-hour, free of charge and accessible at will, broadcast in partnership with Le Figaro, Facebook France, the network CLICK.France's digital initiatives, in museums, and the magazine connaissance des arts.

Firmly pegged on a rocky outcrop at 750 meters above sea level, moreover, with a donjon high of 62 metres, this vessel of stone harder than the iron of the pink sandstone of the Vosges, offers a breathtaking view over the Alsace plain and the Black Forest. With him, there's no need to be a professional fantasy or grand cleric in medieval history to believe that they fell into an oubliette spatio-temporal income in the Twelfth century...

Located in the commune of Strasbourg, the fortress also seems to be haunted by the ghost of the Kaiser. In fact, to the Belle Époque, when the Alsace was German, what was left of the ruins, abandoned since the Thirty Years ' war was, so to say, completed and extensively remodelled by the architect William II, Bodo Ebhardt, a spirit more imaginative than strictly scientific.

His party has been not to skimp on the pictures then in effect, relating to the medieval period. For a surplus of grandiose neo-romantic, he added with a fervor of megalomaniac, number of pepper shakers sharp, machicolations infinite, coats-of-arms sculpted, and watch opera.

Since, these oak doors full fittings, these spiral staircases, these heavy walls to niches, these stained-glass windows in arched roofs, testing the clouds are a wonder. All this, however, is only a pastiche, decor. Also the fact that Jean Renoir has filmed part of his film, La Grande Illusion. By the title, it would be better to define the place.

Friday, may 29, from 18h on the page Facebook of the castle ( as well as on his account Instagram.

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