Château de Wineck

Dambach, France

The Château de Wineck is a ruined castle in the commune of Dambach. The castle was built around 1300 for the Windstein family. It was without doubt intended as an observation post to complete the defensive system of the nearby Château de Schœneck.

It was dismantled at the end of the 17th century on the orders of the King of France.

Built on a rocky peak, all that remains of the castle are part of the dressed stone walls and the corners of the polygonal keep, serving originally to protect a modest home that has since disappeared.

The castle is reached through a gallery cut into the rock, with a door halfway up the cliff. The lower courtyard, on the eastern side, is enclosed by a partly conserved enceinte.

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Dambach, France
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Founded: c. 1300
Category: Castles and fortifications in France
Historical period: Late Capetians (France)

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Jean-Christophe (7 months ago)
Superb ruins. And for those who do rock climbing, it must be magnificent. These ruins with an inaccessible part really make you want to explore.
Huey Huey (3 years ago)
It’s pretty once Ypres go to the top. The hike back up is rugged. Not smooth. You hike on top of literally dead tree branches and stuff to get there. Once you got to the top, there are some smooth paths to travel around from there. We did it with two kids lol. Quite tiring but it’s nice I would say. You can also drive you car to near the top too. So that’s nice.
monica pronzini (4 years ago)
Very little remains of this castle still this is a magic place. A nice walk in the woods.
Bekzhan Berdikul (5 years ago)
Beautiful place!
s 16 (5 years ago)
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