The château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg (German Hohkönigsburg) is located at Orschwiller, Alsace, France, in the Vosges mountains just west of Sélestat. The castle sits strategically on top of a hill overlooking the Alsatian plains.
For the compulsive photographer of locks and doors that I am, this castle was Paradise for there were doors with intricate lock pieces everywhere you looked
as well as other architectural gems
Inside it has been decorated to satisfy predominantly Germanic tastes; the castle having changed ownership between the French and Germans several times during its history
Although the castle has been extensively renovated it is still under renovation and there were parts of the castle that were closed off to the public. This photo shows the train that was used to bring building materials up to the castle and some of the workers, most of whom lived on site during the renovations in the early 1900’s.