Château du Kagenfels

Ottrott, France

Château du Kagenfels (also known as Kaguenfels or Kagenburg) is a ruined castle situated in the Forest of Obernai, in the commune of Ottrott. The castle was constructed in 1262 by Albrecht von Kage, Ministerialis of the Bishop of Strasbourg. The castle passed successively to the nobles of Hohenstein, then to Utenheim and Ramstein, who sold it in 1559 to Lucas Wischbech who repaired and enlarged it. In 1563, the town of Obernai bought it. It was destroyed during the Thirty Years War and is recorded as ruins in 1664.

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Ottrott, France
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Founded: 1262
Category: Castles and fortifications in France
Historical period: Late Capetians (France)

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Hermeticum Mundi (10 months ago)
Fortified castle dating from the 13th century, these ruins are gradually being reconstituted by an association. A beautiful view of the surroundings!
Volker Linck (13 months ago)
Impressive complex that has been partially restored in painstaking work by a castle association for 23 years. Respect to the workers.. Therefore closed to visitors.
Wadad Lahad (14 months ago)
A nice light walk with some stairs to reach the castle. It overview the city. You can find many nice spots there. The Castle was used to oversee and defend the village.
Daniele Ohl (2 years ago)
A lot of work over fifteen years has enabled the volunteers to make the castle visible and we were able to visit it, with one of the volunteers as a guide, during the event "all at the castles on May 1st. Do not hesitate to buy their book showing the evolution of the site and the history of Kagenfels. It is also a nice walk in the forest to get there.
Martin Westerbroek (3 years ago)
Very nice chateau, it is in ruins and you can't go inside, because of contruction. But great views from there and worth the hike.
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