Château de Hohenack

Labaroche, France

Château de Hohenack is a ruined castle in the municipality of Labaroche. Significant building periods were the last quarter of the 12th century, the 13th, 15th and 16th centuries. In plan view, the edifice is typical of the 12th century, constituting a polygonal curtain wall and a square keep. The castle served both military and administrative functions before being destroyed in 1655 on the orders of the King of France. During the French Revolution, the ruin was sold as national property and, until 1898, it was treated as a quarry. The castle has suffered war damage.

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Founded: 12th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in France
Historical period: Late Capetians (France)

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Valerie Clark (6 months ago)
Steep hike, going up was okay only 15 minutes but coming down was slippery. Doors are locked s you can’t go inside. Still was cool to see and no one else there when I went on cold rainy November day.
Pascal Liorette (2 years ago)
R.A.S
Itzhak Ramm (5 years ago)
Great place and view
Alexander Tomori (6 years ago)
Ruins. Text with information about the castle only in French.
Xander Pet (6 years ago)
Great ruin, would visit if you have the chance. Also good spot to camp even when it's technically not allowed (Caution adviced).
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