WALK IN THE GARDEN
Just above the house, our walk begins with the Jardin des Callunes. Heathers, Azales and Rhododendrons, grow in the middle of hollies and wild pines. Slabs of flowers flourish in shimmering colors at their foot.
What a pleasure to walk in the garden of ERMITAGE DU REBBERG … A true invitation to daydream and serenity. Roses in subtle perfume begin to bloom and spread in waterfalls of flowers. An actual firework of colors is going to take up the garden. Let’s start our walk!
Haut-Koenigsbourg Castle is one of the most popular monuments in France with 600,000 visitors per year. Built in the 12th century, the Castle occupied a strategic position. Its purpose was to watch over the wine and wheat routes to the North and the silver and salt routes from West to East. It was reduced to ruins by the Swedes during the Thirty Years’ War and then abandoned. In 1899, Kaiser Wilhelm II decided to rebuild the castle entirely with the aim of turning it into a museum and at the same time a symbol of Alsace’s return to Germany. Although the Castle has been rebuilt recently, it faithfully respects the architecture of the Middle Ages. Inside, the beautifully refined rooms are decorated with mural paintings, Renaissance furniture and enormous cast-iron stoves. There is an impressive collection of weaponry from the Middle Ages in the basement with crossbows, all types of swords and armour.
AUTOMOBILE MUSEUM – SCHLUMPF COLLECTION
“The Automobile in Mulhouse is the leading car museum in the world! Bugatti, Rolls-Royce, Mercedes – all the prestigious car-makes are on display. The Museum affords a unique, impressive panorama glorifying the automobile industry from its very beginnings to modern times, with a star place reserved for the car considered to be the most prestigious in the world – Ettore Bugatti’s very own Royale. Renovated in 2006, the museum offers high-performance interactive facilities: 28 films are shown on plasma screens. Simulators give you the opportunity to experience the vibrations, shakes and roars of a Formula One. You can also start up a period car with a handle and even change a Formula One wheel! You can also try out the somersaulting car simulator while children can have fun with the mini go-karts. “
Allow your stay in Alsace to be unforgettable, Ermitage du Rebberg welcomes you