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Château du Grand-Geroldseck

 Château du Grand-Geroldseck

Château du Grand-Geroldseck is a ruined medieval citadel on the outskirts of town of Haegen in the Bas- Rhin department in Alsace, France. It was added to the list of historic monuments in 1898 by French Ministry of Culture.




Location: Haegen, Bas- Rhin department  Map




Description of Château du Grand-Geroldseck


Château du Grand-Geroldseck was built in the 12th century by the lords of Geroldseck. It was further increased in size and complexity between 13th and 15th century. Today much of Château du Grand-Geroldseck lies in ruins overgrown by vegetation. You would need some stamina and physical prowess to reach all corners of Château du Grand-Geroldseck. The most distinguishable feature of the castle is its dungeon tower. Parts of the structure have collapsed after it was struck by a lighting in 1718, but it is still impressive with its walls that measure a thickness of 3 feet. The cellars of the Lord's residence is still visible today.