Château du Grand-Geroldseck

Haegen, France

The Château du Grand-Geroldseck is a ruined medieval castle situated in Haegen, Alsace. The castle is one of the oldest in the northern Vosges, founded at the beginning of the 12th century by the lords of Geroldseck, avoués of the abbey of Marmoutier, to ensure the protection of its territories. It constitutes a fine collection of feudal residence. Built on a platform, it combined the functions of dwelling and defence. It was heavily altered at the 13th, 14th and 15th centuries.

The square keep has walls three metres thick, faced in embossed stone. The cellars of the lord's residence and the barbican are still visible.

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Haegen, France
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Founded: 12th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in France
Historical period: Birth of Capetian dynasty (France)

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Chris Stirewalt (2 years ago)
Great rustic site that needs a restoration , however I think some places a better to be left untouched so people can use their imagination.
Inna Drouz (2 years ago)
Beautiful ruines. Short hike from the parking lot, definitely worth it. Plan enough time to explore the ruins - they are large. The terrain may be slippery and rocky - you need to have good shoes. Areas of the castle has explanation signs, telling about the usage of the rooms in old times. There is also a beautiful view from the top of tge castle to the nearby mountains. The kids liked thus this castle a lot.
Yihua Wu (4 years ago)
Very close to Haut-Barr. Worth going although all ruins.
C. Büker (5 years ago)
Pretty cool place and very open to explore. There are also several tables with explanations, unfortunately FR only.
Jean Philippe Guy (7 years ago)
Great walk. On going renovations by volunteers, who usually meet every Thursdays.
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