The church of Brévands, Eglise Notre-Dame de l'Assomption was built in the mid-1200s and largely restored in the late 1800s. The vaulted crypt is decorated with a fresco, a painted representation of the Virgin with Child from the 13th century. There is a seated Virgin with Child in polychrome stone (15th century). Transept has a Romanesque origin. Altar and retable were made of polycrome stone and wood (17th-18th century). Oaks stalls date from the 17th century.References:
The Château du Haut-Koenigsbourg is situated in a strategic area on a rocky spur overlooking the Upper Rhine Plain, it was used by successive powers from the Middle Ages until the Thirty Years' War when it was abandoned. From 1900 to 1908 it was rebuilt at the behest of the German kaiser Wilhelm II. Today it is a major tourist site, attracting more than 500,000 visitors a year.
The first records of a castle built by the Hohenstaufens date back to 1147. The fortress changed its name to Koenigsburg (royal castle) around 1157. The castle was handed over to the Tiersteins by the Habsburgs following its destruction in 1462. They rebuilt and enlarged it, installing a defensive system designed to withstand artillery fire.
The fortification work accomplished over the 15th century did not suffice to keep the Swedish artillery at bay during the Thirty Years War, and the defences were overrun.