Château du Nideck

Oberhaslach, France

The Château du Nideck is a ruined castle located in the commune of Oberhaslach. Situated on the heights of the road from Oberhaslach to Wangenbourg, the castle was first mentioned in a charter in 1264, as the property of sire Bourckard, burgrave of Nideck. In 1336 there is mention of a second castle, below the first, fief of the Bishop of Strasbourg and held by the landgraves of Basse-Alsace.

Nideck then became the property of the seigneurs of the region, in the 14th and 15th centuries, according to the various regional conflicts and other events of the time. It was besieged by the Strasbourgeois in 1448. The Müllenheim family took possession of the castle and kept it until 1509. It was finally destroyed by a fire in 1636.

The castle overlooks the Nideck waterfall and is easily reached on foot. The castle has been listed since 1898 by the French Ministry of Culture as a monument historique and is owned by the state.



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Oberhaslach, France
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Founded: 13th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in France
Historical period: Late Capetians (France)

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Karsten M (2 years ago)
Not too bad as a hiking target.
Philipp Degenhardt (3 years ago)
Really nice walk up on the renewed path. Short but steep walk with rewarding views.
Gregoire Knipper (4 years ago)
Beautyful and energizing spot on earth , Nice walking trails , Amazing waterfall ?
Bernhard Holländer (6 years ago)
Short but nice hiking trip from the parking lot next to the Auberge du Nideck to the waterfall and then further to the ruine and back in a round tour by the Hirschfels. We went there with our kids 5 to 11 years, it's not too tough or difficult but one has to watch your steps, the gravel on the ways is quite slippery.
Escobaria Gracilis (7 years ago)
Nice walk to the castle ruins and also the waterfall.
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