Ruin to visit Froensbourg Castle

Secured on its sandstone cliff at an altitude of over 300 m, the intriguing troglodyte ruin of Froensbourg, resembling a stone monster, reigns over the vast forest that overlooks Lembach.

Markers

Descended from the powerful Fleckenstein family, the Lords of Froensbourg appeared in the region from the 13th century. Refuge to a brigand knight who ransomed the villagers, the castle was attacked by a coalition of the surrounding towns that raised an army led by Jean de Lichtenberg in 1348. At the end of the 15th century, the castle passed into the hands of the Fleckensteins who restored it in 1484. The soldiers of Louis XIV dismantled it in 1677.

History

In times gone by, the castle was home to a giant so large that it could stand astride the Steinbach Valley, with one foot on each mountain.

Key points

In addition to the secret rooms and steps carved into the rock, the ruin is equipped with stairs and walkways that allow access to the different levels of the vestiges.

Practical informations

Address

D 3
67510 Lembach

Access
From Lembach, take the departmental road 3 to “Ferme du Froensbourg”. Once in the car park, follow the Vosges Club path, marked by a yellow diamond, or the red and white signs of the Fortified Castles’ Trail.
Walk time from car park
30 min
Nearest tourism office
Office de tourisme de Sauer – Pechelbronn
2 route de Bitche
67510 LEMBACH
03 88 86 71 45 - info@tourisme-nordalsace.fr
www.tourisme-nordalsace.fr
GPS coordinates
Lat.: 49.03706613 - Long.: 7.74314046

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