The rock path (Sentier de Roches) between Col de Hohenbourg and Langenfels is m.E. a highlight in this region. The pictures can not play that. You have to have experienced the way always on the ridge along with great views and rock formations that are down times to climb up times. A zimliches tangle of possibilities and ways but all on a not very wide ridge along. Then I would see the Krappenfelsen and the castles like Wegelnburg. But also a matter of taste. For me clear Felsenweg I get only here and reminded me something of the Saxon Switzerland. Tread resistance is in part in demand for the rocks and root systems.
June 15, 2017
Burg Fleckenstein (German also the Fleckenstein, French Château de Fleckenstein) is a medieval rock castle in the Vosges (France) near the border with Rhineland-Palatinate. As a family castle, it gave the name of the noble family Fleckensteiner. he Fleckenstein is located only about 200 m southeast of the border with Germany at 370 m altitude between Lembach (Lower Rhine) on French and Hirschthal on the German side. It is easily accessible via the Lembach-Hirschthal road as well as via hiking trails. There is a parking lot near the castle. (Source: Wikipedia). The ruin Fleckenstein is a large complex that has been converted into a tourist attraction. There are also paid tours.
May 15, 2019
Wild rock formations, which are probably very attractive for climbers. As we went up the rooted, very steep trail, the climbers hung like bats in the walls.
But also the ascent on the "Sentier des Roches" requires a certain amount of surefootedness! If you do not have one, take the path that goes a little further to the left.
April 14, 2017
The castle Fleckenstein (German also the Fleckenstein, French Château de Fleckenstein) is a medieval rock castle in the Vosges (France) near the border with Rhineland-Palatinate. As a family castle, it gave the name of the noble family Fleckensteiner.
The basis of the Fleckensteins is a 90 m long, only 6 to 8 m narrow and 30 m high red sandstone rock, a so-called "Barre", which impressively stands out from the forest. Including partially preserved on the north side, the whole complex measures about 120 m in length and 60 m in width; the building covered the entire plateau in the 16th century.
Obtained are remains of walls of various residential and farm buildings, parts of the staircase tower and the fountain tower (with carved into the rock space for the pedal wheel) and parts of the ring wall around the lower castle and its gate with remnants of two towers. Particularly impressive on the upper castle are the numerous basements knocked into the rock bar as well as steps in the rock. The remnants of the wall still survive today mainly from the late Middle Ages (15th / 16th century), while the ring wall in the northwest still dates from the 13th century. The most interesting indication of the look of the castle in the High Middle Ages is the small remains of the walls and the foundations of a keep in the middle of the uppermost plateau. This tower was demolished in the late Middle Ages in favor of residential buildings.
Further information, admission fees and opening hours: www.fleckenstein.fr
April 6, 2018
The Sentier des Charbonniers, that is the Köhlerlehrpfad gives insight into the method of charcoal production. It connects the castle Fleckenstein and the Gimbelhof and describes the different stages of the kiln production to the charring of wood.
This method was used in the region until the 20th century.
April 6, 2018
A great castle. Admission is currently 4.50 €, but definitely worth it. The view of the castle is just great and for the children worth exploring the castle. For this extra game was developed. Within the castle there are different stations - very nicely done. For the adults there are also many informative boards about the castle. Really great!
October 15, 2018
On Sundays and public holidays overcrowded. The sightseeing but makes real mood and there are many winding paths to discover. The view is of course also terrific!
Attention, the ticket sale is not at the entrance (turnstile) to the castle but the restaurant northeast. We came from the south and then had to walk down again towards the restaurant / street. The current opening times / prices are on the homepage: fleckenstein.fr
October 16, 2019
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