Hiking Highlight

Recommended by 163 out of 174 hikers


  • Ralf

    The Hohenburg (French Château du Hohenbourg) is the ruin of a rock castle in northern Alsace (France) near the border with Germany. It rises at 551 m altitude on the Schlossberg.
    From Schönau a hike to the five castles is signposted. Here you cross the green border between Germany and France

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    • December 10, 2016

  • Tzi

    Located in the immediate vicinity of the Wegelnburg and the ruins of Löwenstein, it is worth taking a look at the still recognizable details of the masonry on the Hohenbourg. Many of the ornaments that were installed in the 16th century in the style of the Ranaissance can still be seen.

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    • April 14, 2017

  • Matthias Brandt

    Quite well-preserved castle with a beautiful view of the castle Fleckenstein and in other direction to the Wegelnburg

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    • July 14, 2017

  • Jo

    The Hohenbourg lives up to its name.
    With 551 vertical meters, it allows great views of the surrounding area.
    A tip from a friend: A full moon night in clear weather on the Hohenbourg you never forget!

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    • May 31, 2018

  • Alexander Weber

    Very nice castle, very well preserved.

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    • June 15, 2017

  • Sam

    Careful, steep stairs.
    A wide view in all directions

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    • June 18, 2017

  • Ralf Werner

    Great view - especially on the ruin Fleckenstein.

    Stairs and ladder very steep!

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    • July 3, 2017

  • ARE

    Above the castle ruins Fleckenstein on the 550m high Schlossberg. Built at the beginning of the 13th century by the Puller family, later changing owners. Destroyed in 1680. Worth seeing: castle remains and sculpture fragments from the 13th and 16th centuries. (Source: Tourisme Alsace)

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    • May 15, 2019

  • Wolfgang

    Extremely beautiful rock castle, with a very beautiful panoramic view of some castles.

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    • November 24, 2017

  • Ralf C.

    The second castle on our 7 castles tour!

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    • August 3, 2017

  • Irie Guide

    Beautiful castle with a magnificent view.

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    • June 17, 2018

  • Stefan Söhne

    The view is breathtaking!

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    • August 9, 2018

  • AnDi

    a very beautiful ruin with great views to the Vosges and the Black Forest

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    • February 26, 2019

  • Jonathan

    Surprisingly well-preserved castle, which marks the second part of the local castle series. Again, the view is very good. On the tower, there is a circular "shield" on which all the surrounding castles are located. Nice detour for every way.

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    • June 18, 2019

  • JR on Tour

    One of the castle fortresses on the French side. Very nice fortress.

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    • June 28, 2019

  • Dominikus

    Grandiose view over the Vosges and the Wasgau. You think you are a bird. And you should enjoy the silence and sounds of nature up there.

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    • June 29, 2019

  • JUST🚵‍♀️

    1276 Puller family from Hohenburg, 1680 burned

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  • Lisâ

    The castle ruins can be visited free of charge all year round. From the top you have a great view over the surrounding area to Germany and France.

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    • May 25, 2019

  • Carmen

    Imposing castle ruins with great views

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    • July 8, 2019

  • TheHunter1986 🤠

    An impressive and beautiful ruin with great views!

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    • August 19, 2019

  • Florian

    An imposing ruin that can not quite take in the view but not quite with the nearby Wegelnburg

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    • August 26, 2019

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Location: Bas-Rhin, France


  • Elevation590 m

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