Wineck Castle

Wineck Castle, locally known as Château de Wineck or Burg Wineck, lies northwest of the village of Katzenthal in the Haut-Rhin department in France. This area is also known as the Southern Alsace or the Vosges.

Wineck Castle was built around 1200. In 1251 the castle was somehow linked with the city of Strasbourg by its owner; Ulrich de Ferrette. By 1499 the castle was in ruins.

It is situated on a little hill (330 meters high) and separated from the rest of the hill by a ditch; which I found actually filled with some water. The hill and the surrounding area are used as wineyards. The keep was equipped with latrines. The horseshoe shaped court sheltered buildings and a cistern.

As the castle is private property its interior can't be visited.


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Wineck Castle

Wineck Castle, locally known as Château de Wineck or Burg Wineck, lies northwest of the village of Katzenthal in the Haut-Rhin department in France. This area is also known as the Southern Alsace or the Vosges.

Wineck Castle was built around 1200. In 1251 the castle was somehow linked with the city of Strasbourg by its owner; Ulrich de Ferrette. By 1499 the castle was in ruins.

It is situated on a little hill (330 meters high) and separated from the rest of the hill by a ditch; which I found actually filled with some water. The hill and the surrounding area are used as wineyards. The keep was equipped with latrines. The horseshoe shaped court sheltered buildings and a cistern.

As the castle is private property its interior can't be visited.


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View the embedded image gallery online at:
http://www.castles.nl/wineck-castle#sigFreeIdc036235420