Beyond the walls

The wellknown Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg a medieval castle
– located in the Vosges Mountains near Orschwiller just west of Sélestat.
Situated in a strategic area on a rocky place overlooking the Upper Rhine Plain.
Used from the Middle Ages until the Thirty Years’ War (1618-48)
– when it was abandoned until 1900-08 where it was rebuilt.
Today it is a major tourist site, attracting more than half a million visitors a year.

If it is forgotten to enjoy the edifice before entrance
– then a miniature version can be enjoyed in the castle courtyard.
If the dragon is forgotten at home, some are hanging from the ceiling.

The details are innumerable and fascinating, like pieces of  many stories.