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Ferrette Castle

CR Vianney MULLER Chateau de Ferrette
Ferrette Castle is one of the oldest in Alsace, first mentioned in 1100. It was one of the prize possessions of the Counts of Ferrette, whose dynasty was formed by the sharing out of the heritage of the Lorraine Counts of Bar and Mousson. Seven Counts of Ferrette succeeded each other. After the death of the last count, the county passed to the House of Austria through the marriage of Jeanne de Ferrette to Duke Albert II of Habsburg in 1324. The castle then became the residence of an Austrian bailiff.
The castle is made up of two parts:
- the upper castle - the oldest one - comprises a residential tower with several levels, carved into the limestone. This is one of the first of its kind in Alsace.
- the lower castle features several half towers equipped with canons.

68480  Ferrette
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Information

OFFICE DE TOURISME DU SUNDGAU, SUD ALSACE
1a rue de la 1ère armée
68480 Ferrette
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See also

tourist office in southern Alsace sundgau
Topoguide for visiting the castles in the Alsatian Jura
The 3 Castles of the Alsatian Jura circuit
Photo: Guy BuchheitFerrette castle. Photo: Vianney MULLERPhoto: Vianney MULLERPhoto : Vianney MULLERCR Vianney MULLER Chateau de FerretteCrédit photo : Vianney MULLER
Altitude (m) :
510
Location :
  • Panoramic view
Opening dates
From 01/01/2020 to 31/12/2020
Accessibility :
  • Through a gravel road

Description

Animals accepted :
Yes
Opening hours :
accessible all year round - guided visits available on request
Length of visit/event :
1h
Type of site to visit :
  • Castles in ruins

Sound point(s)

The status of the town of Ferrette, the entrance porchand walls
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The history of the counts of Ferrette
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From Mazarin to the Grimaldis
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The tragic end of General Erlach
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The legend of the dwarfs’ cave
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