The château du Haut-Knigsbourg 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
The castle has been listed as a monument historique since 1862.
In 1993, it was officially designated as a national historic site
by the French Ministry of Culture. Today, it is one of the most
famous tourist attractions of the region.