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Ruins on top of the hills
It stands on Mount Stauffenberg at an altitude of over 2,460 ft (750 m). From the top of its ramparts, dating from 1147, it dominates the entire Alsace plain from the Vosges to the Black Forest. The east side of the Haut-Koenigsbourg castle opens on the hills of "hunchbacked" Alsace. Some are still covered with ancient sanctuaries or the ruins of medieval fortresses. Few were rebuilt as the Haut-Koenigsbourg was in 1900 due to the initiative of German Emperor Wilhelm II.
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