The four musketeers

Iffezheim on the river Rhine, a kind of trinity added a salmon staircase.
Impressive locks on the river Rhine, hydroelectric power station and traffic bridge.
About halfway on an imaginary bird flight line,
between french Strasbourg and german Karlsruhe.


Water supplier

Water does not see obstacles as constraints but as opportunities.
One vital element that takes power if the back is turned that way.

The very important central european waterway the river Rhine
absorbs energy on its way from many canels and tributaries.
This one north of Strasbourg is one of the water suppliers.


Don’t want to know

There are moments in life where thoughts about what happened or why.
they are unnecessary waste of time because there is no explanation.
Don’t know what’s going on and I’m not sure if I want to know.

It did not seem like it was a huge agricultural estate and far from home.


Living in Alsace and at the same time being the owner of a mountain bike
– can be very problematic at times.
Shortcuts easily become detours.

A danish grocery chain has a commercial slogan:
“It only takes 5 minutes, but we like you to stay longer”
Sounds like biking in Alsace.

The neglected ruin

Probably castle visits are expected to have special and even star quality.
But what kind of size is quality really.?
Château de l’Oedenbourg just a stone’s throw from Haut-Koenigsbourg,
there is a roof over the head not included in the experience.
One almost freestanding wall and the rest literally in ruins.
The experience is still impressive and not less fascinating.

Nearly a thousand years gone by and has left its mark.

Noboby home

Alsace have a lot of castles – both well-renovated, pure ruins and some in the between.
Château de l’Oedenbourg, a castle ruin only “viewing distance” of Haut-Koenigsbourg.

Called Petit-Koenigsbourg too, according to the “bigbrother” and more famous castle.