Château du Spesbourg

Andlau, France

The Château de Spesbourg is a ruined castle that dominates the valley above the village of Andlau. The castle was constructed between 1246 and 1250 by Alexander of Stahleck-Dicka, Vogt to Andlau Abbey. In 1386 it became the property of the family von Andlau. In the 16th century angry locals set fire to the castle after one of the lords seduced a village girl. The castle fell into ruin after the Thirty Years' War.



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Andlau, France
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Founded: 1246-1250
Category: Castles and fortifications in France
Historical period: Late Capetians (France)

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Luisa Balaniuc (2 years ago)
Really cool place to visit. The access is not super easy, but if you keep going you’ll find instructions. There’s no entry fee. Nice pics, good time!
Muhammad Ali (3 years ago)
Really it's amazing
Yonatan Hyatt (5 years ago)
Superb views (Barr and its valley among others) and really nice scenic walking trails around this chateau. I would recommend taking the small route up the hill north from Barr, rather than the normal road going west
Peter Kovacs (5 years ago)
One of the many castle ruins of Alsace
Yuriy K (5 years ago)
Must see place.
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