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Landskron Castle

Perched in the Alsatian Jura, a stone's throw from the village of Leymen and Switzerland, the Landskron castle overlooks the entire valley.
It was transformed into a garrison according to Vauban's plans (1689), burned and bombed in 1817 and finally classified as a Historic Monument in 1923. XNUMXth century dungeon, towers, remains of the chapel and the well offer a pleasant green stroll. . Free visit all year round.

Description

Duration: 1h
Walking time (min) from the car park to the site: 15mn
Languages ​​spoken
French
Accepted animals :
admis
Short comment:
Perched in the Alsatian Jura, a stone's throw from the village of Leymen and Switzerland, the Landskron castle overlooks the entire valley.
Type of place to visit
  • Fortified castles
Visit formulas
  • Free tour
GRC catchphrase description
Go for a nice easy walk, surrounded by nature, which takes you to the heights of Leymen to the Landskron Castle. Ideal for enjoying the panoramic view of Basel, the Black Forest and the Sundgau from the top of the tower where an orientation table awaits you.

Schedules

Reception hours:
All year free access

Sound point (s)

Life at Landskron before the Revolution
The powder magazine, the officers' quarters and the capture of the castle in 1813
The soldiers' well, tank and accommodation
The story of prisoner Bernard Duvergez de Soubardon
The destruction of the Landskron

Contact


68220 Leymen
CallContact by phone
E-mailContact by mail
WebsiteSee website

Information

Town hall
1 main street
Town hall
68220 Leymen
E-mailContact by mail
WebsiteSee website
Altitude (m):
340
Location:
  • At the edge of the forest
  • Isolated
  • Panoramic view
Distance (km) to the nearest station:
25

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