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The ruins of the Engelbourg's castle

place Joffre
68800 Thann
Office de Tourisme Thann-Cernay
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"Engelbourg Castle was built in circa 1224 by Count Frederic II of Ferette to guard the entrance to Thur Valley. It was severely damaged a few centuries later during the Thirty Years' War and destroyed on the orders of Louis XIV in 1673, when its strategic role was no longer valid. The main tower broke into several sections. The main part fell on its side looking towards the town of Thann, and this is what we call the Witch's Eye, as it seems to stare at the roofs in the village and off into the horizon. Today, it can be reached by a steep stairway in about 20 minutes or by a walk through the vineyards in about 40 minutes. It is worth making the effort as you will have a magnificent panorama over the valley, the collegiate church and the town of Thann. "


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Package visits offered: Free visit, Guided tour for groups with reservation

Animals accepted: Yes

Length of visit/event: 2h

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place Joffre
68800 Thann

Tél : 03 89 37 96 20
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Location: Panoramic view

Distance (km) à la gare la plus proche: 1

Altitude (m): 344

Accessibility: Through a gravel road, Can not be accessed by car

from the 16/09/2019 to the 31/10/2019
from the 01/11/2019 to the 01/04/2020

Opening hours: Accessible year-round

Period of validity

from the 16/09/2019 to the 31/10/2019
from the 01/11/2019 to the 01/04/2020

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