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AERIAL VIEW photo of Haut-Koenigsbourg Castle, Bas-Rhin, Alsace, Grand Est, France. VUE AERIENNE Château du Haut-Koenigsbourg.

The Haut-Koenigsbourg Castle (elevation: 757m) is located on a wooded summit in the Vosges Mountains. This site with its strategic vantage point over the plain of Alsace has been occupied by a castle at least, since 1147 CE. The current castle dates back to 1908 when it was inaugurated by the German emperor Wilhelm II, who had commissioned its restauration. Orschwiller, Bas-Rhin, Alsace, Grand Est, France.

AERIAL VIEW photo of Haut-Koenigsbourg Castle, Bas-Rhin, Alsace, Grand Est, France. VUE AERIENNE Château du Haut-Koenigsbourg.

The Haut-Koenigsbourg Castle is an architectural splendor, built with the distinctive Vosges pink sandstone extracted from a nearby quarry. With its impressive 62-meter-high donjon, the castle is a landmark of the Alsace Region and one of the most visited castles in France. Orschwiller, Bas-Rhin, Alsace, Grand Est, France.

AERIAL VIEW photo of Saint-Ulrich Castle, Ribeauvillé, Alsace, Grand Est, France. VUE AERIENNE Château de Saint-Ulrich.

Ruins of Saint-Ulrich Castle (elevation: 528m) on the eastern Vosges Mountains. Ribeauvillé, Haut-Rhin, Alsace, Grand Est, France.

AERIAL VIEW photo of Ortenbourg Castle, Bas-Rhin, Alsace, Grand Est, France. VUE AERIENNE Château d'Ortenbourg.

The Ortenbourg Castle is a 13th-century medieval fortress built on a rocky outcrop on the eastern Vosges Mountains. The peculiarity of this granit-made structure is its 32-meter-high pentagonal donjon, which is partially enveloped by a high wall facing the mountain. Scherwiller, Bas-Rhin, Alsace, Grand Est, France.

AERIAL VIEW photo of Haut-Eguisheim Castles (Dagsbourg, Wahlenbourg, Weckmund), Haut-Rhin, Alsace, Grand Est, France. VUE AERIENNE châteaux de Haut-Eguisheim.

The three Castles of Eguisheim (elevation: 591m) are built on the Schlossberg hill on the eastern Vosges Mountains, they overlook the plain of Alsace to the east. The three donjons are (left to right) Weckmund 12th century, Wahlenbourg 11th century, Dagsbourg 12th century. Husseren-les-Châteaux, Haut-Rhin, Alsace, Grand Est, France.

AERIAL VIEW photo of Haut-Ribeaupierre Castle, Haut-Rhin, Alsace, Grand Est, France. VUE AERIENNE château de Haut-Ribeaupierre.

The 11th-century Haut-Ribeaupierre Castle (elevation: 642m) on the wooded eastern VosThe 11th-century Haut-Ribeaupierre Castle (elevation: 642m) on the wooded eastern Vosges Mountains. Ribeauvillé, Haut-Rhin, Alsace, Grand Est, France.ges Mountains. Ribeauvillé, Haut-Rhin, Alsace, Grand Est, France.

AERIAL VIEW photo of a donjon, Chaumont, Haute-Marne, Champagne-Ardenne, Grand Est, France. VUE AERIENNE.

Built on a natural spur overlooking the Suize valley, the 12th-century donjon is the only remnant of the castle of the Counts of Champagne. Chaumont. Haute-Marne, Champagne-Ardenne, Grand Est, France.

AERIAL VIEW photo of the citadel of Montmédy, Meuse, Lorraine, Grand Est, France. VUE AERIENNE citadelle de Montmédy.

One of the largest fortress in France, the Citadel of Montmédy dates back to 1545 when the area was the Spanish Netherlands under the reign of the emperor Charles V, it was then a defensive site against France. In 1657, it became French after a siege under the reign of King Louis XIV. The fortress was substantially altered by King Louis XIV's famed military architect Vauban. The citadel was also reworked by General Séré de Rivières, from 1877 to 1872. Meuse, Lorraine, Grand Est, France.

AERIAL VIEW photo of the citadel of Rocroi, Ardennes, Grand Est, France. VUE AERIENNE citadelle de Rocroi.

Citadel of Rocroi. Ardennes, Grand Est, France.

AERIAL VIEW photo of the citadel of Bitche, Moselle, Lorraine, Grand Est, France. VUE AERIENNE citadelle de Bitche.

Citadel of Bitche. Moselle, Lorraine, Grand Est, France.

AERIAL VIEW photo of Neuf-Brisach, Haut-Rhin, Alsace, Grand Est, France. VUE AERIENNE.

The octogonal fortified town of Neuf-Brisach. This geometrically interesting town isThe octogonal fortified town of Neuf-Brisach. This geometrically interesting town is due to Vauban, a military architect under the reign of King Louis XIV. The construction started in 1698 as a defensive town near the border of France and the Roman Holy Empire. Haut-Rhin, Alsace, Grand Est, France. due to Vauban, a military architect under the reign of King Louis XIV. The construction started in 1698 as a defensive town near the border of France and the Roman Holy Empire. Haut-Rhin, Alsace, Grand Est, France.

AERIAL VIEW photo of Neuf-Brisach, Haut-Rhin, Alsace, Grand Est, France. VUE AERIENNE.

The city of Neuf-Brisach alongside eleven other sites, all designed by Vauban are listed as a Unesco World Heritage Site. Haut-Rhin, Alsace, Grand Est, France.

AERIAL VIEW photo of Bergheim, Haut-Rhin, Alsace, Grand Est, France. VUE AERIENNE.

Bergheim is a medieval town, entirely surrounded by ramparts from the 14th century, remarkably well preserved. The town is at the foothill of the Vosges Mountains on the Plain of Alsace, in a landscape of vineyards. Haut-Rhin, Alsace, Grand Est, France.

AERIAL VIEW photo of Champaubert Church, Lake Der, Haute-Marne, Champagne-Ardenne, Grand Est, France. VUE AERIENNE Église de Champaubert, Lac du Der.

Lac du Der is an artificial lake inaugurated in 1967, it covers a surface of 48km2. The water from the Marne River feeds into Lac du Der through a canal. It was built as a way to prevent flooding to the cities downstream, primarily Paris — the Marne River is a tributary of the Seine River. Following the rising waters of the newly built reservoir, three villages were submerged; Saint-Laurent Church on the lakeside is what remains of the village of Champaubert-aux-Bois. Lac du Der, Haute-Marne, Champagne-Ardenne, Grand Est, France.

AERIAL VIEW photo of church, Munster, Alsace, Grand Est, France. VUE AERIENNE Église.

Church. Munster, Haut-Rhin, Alsace, Grand Est, France.

AERIAL VIEW photo of a chapel, Rocher de Dabo, Moselle, Grand Est, France. VUE AERIENNE chapelle.

Rocher de Dabo and its chapel. Moselle, Grand Est, France.

AERIAL VIEW photo of a steeple and half-timbered houses, Châtenois, Alsace, Grand Est, France. VUE AERIENNE clocher et maisons à colombages.

Steeple and half-timbered houses. Châtenois, Bas-Rhin, Alsace, Grand Est, France.

AERIAL VIEW photo of churches in Sélestat, Bas-Rhin, Alsace, Grand Est, France. VUE AERIENNE Églises.

Churches (St. Faith and St. George). Sélestat, Bas-Rhin, Alsace, Grand Est, France.

AERIAL VIEW photo of Saint-Mammès Cathedral, Langres, Haute-Marne, Champagne-Ardenne, Grand Est, France. VUE AERIENNE cathédrale de Saint-Mammès.

Saint-Mammès Cathedral. Langres, Haute-Marne, Champagne-Ardenne, Grand Est, France.

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