Visited citadel Bitche and castle Fleckenstein.


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Stops

Stop # 1

Sightseeing
The castle built in the 11th century (enlarged with time) looks kind of like a boat build on a rock. sadly there‘s only a ruin left.
Burg Fleckenstein
View from west tower

You can see how small the castle was. Because of the limited space they built it extremely high. which is impressive if you think of the time the castle excisted..

Burg Fleckenstein
View from top

Actually this isn‘t the top. there used to be houses were this picture was taken. so imagine me being even higher when the castle was in his original shape. Stunning!

Burg Fleckenstein
Up to the top!

The small stairs who take you up to the top of the castle let you imagine how little space they must have had when they build it. Especially when you think of the effort to get goods up to the top or all the people who had to pass these stairs. Impressive architecture and a great view when you reach the top.

Stop # 2

Other
Just passed threw here and the actual Stop should be the drive through the area itself. It was stunning. The nature surrounding is magnificent.
Sturzelbronn
Drive Fleckenstein to Bitche

Car rides can be pretty boring if there is nothing to see or the surrounding is ugly. However, i really enjoyed driving through this forest. The whole area is actually the north end of the Vosges mountains national park. Take your time, stop for a bit in the cute little towns you will find on your way and enjoy some regional dishes. They also have a lot of hiking trails there if you want to pack your boots and do some outdoor activities.

Stop # 3

Sightseeing
Citadelle Bitche is a historical place and noted for its resistance during the Franco-Prussian War.