Guided visit of Haut Barr castle




Enjoy unrivalled views over the Alsace plain from the Haut-Barr Castle, often called “the Eye of Alsace”. Constructed in 1170, it was transformed and restored during the 14th century. It was built at an altitude of 470 metres on 3 wide rocks linked by a footbridge called the “Devil’s Bridge” and a series of staircases, which enabled the Bishops of Strasbourg to watch over the Zorn Valley and the Alsace Plain. With your guide, you will have the opportunity to discover this wonderful castle which has been listed as a historic monument since 1874. On your return journey to the boat, you will stop off at the Chappe Tower, an ancient telegraph, where you'll see an interactive display on the ancestry of all means of telecommunication. Since 1794, France was the first country to have a telecommunications network thanks to Claude Chappe who invented the aerial telegraph. From 1798 to 1852, the station at Saverne helped link Strasbourg to Paris. Return on board. 


Duration : approx. 2:30

  • Good walking shoes are recommended for this excursion.
  • The order of the visits can change.
  • Times are approximate.
  • These excursions are not proposed for all the cruises and depend on the itinerary.
  • If the minimum of 14 participants is not reached, the excursion may be either cancelled or proposed at another rate, depending on the number of participants (to be paid for on board).
  • The excursions on the first evening and the morning following boarding are only guaranteed for the passengers who have booked the excursion before the cruise.