Château d'Osthoffen

Osthoffen, France

During the 12th century and onwards, Osthoffen became a fortified castle. Due to a siege lead by the Bishop of Strasbourg in 1410, fire raged through the building, depriving it of its 3rd floor. It was rebuilt as a Rennaissance estate and a private dwelling. More changes were made in the 18th century: courtyard walls were removed and new wide windows enlightened both the façade and the interior. The castle lost its towers during the French Revolution by order of the new authorities, one of the first works undertaken by the new owner was to rebuilt them. Today Château d'Osthoffen is a hotel and event venue.

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

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M Susan Sellers (6 months ago)
Loved it!
nicok kha (10 months ago)
Cute little castle right on Alsace "route des vins" (? road) worth a small detour.
Abdullah Al-Hargan (3 years ago)
The owners are friendly and welcoming. The castle is beautiful, the rooms are clean, and the landscape is magnificent. We had a blast.
Poppy Milton-Tomkins (6 years ago)
Beautiful Chateau situated in a serene location. Unfortuanely leaving early due to impolite unhelpful staff, the baroness is extremely rude and disagreeable. Cleanliness of the room to be ameliorated as it was dusty in places, cobwebs etc. Terrible start to our holiday, will not be returning.
paul harvey (6 years ago)
Great option if you are looking to stay in a real castle/chateau. Pretty location, convenient to Strasbourg, lovely hosts.
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