Visit Fleckenstein, the Castle of Challenges


Gratuit avec le Alsace Pass


20.00 €

10% in your kitty

Upon your arrival, a game host will explain how the game works and will hand you the map of challenges on which you will write down the different answers. Then, you’re ready to go! You must complete each of the 25 challenges one after the other to progress in your quest. These are available in French, German, and English, they are accessible to everyone and encourage exchanges, and cheerfulness for players of all ages.
The challenges call upon logic, the 5 senses, skills, and courage. They are staged and feature a soundtrack, drawing you into an adventure from another time.

The 25 challenges introduce a revisited version of Fleckenstein designed for the more playful visitors.

At the end, once all the challenges have been completed, interactive terminals let you validate your answers and capture your memorable adventure with characters from the story.

The adventure can be completed in one stretch. You can also stop half-way for a picnic or to enjoy lunch at the ‘Café des 4 Châteaux’.


Closed in winter
29 March to 30 June 2024: daily from 10am to 6pm
1 July to 31 August 2024: daily from 10am to 6.30pm
1 September to 26 October 2023: daily from 10am to 6pm
27 October to 3 November 2024: 10am to 5pm



03 88 94 28 52

Fleckenstein Castle

Fleckenstein Castle was mentioned for the first time in 1174 when Gottfried of Fleckenstein was a member of the court of the Emperor Frederick Barbarossa. For six hundred years it was held by the Fleckenstein family, one of the most influential in Lower Alsace. From a rock with basic fortifications it became a majestic castle with a reputation as an impregnable eyrie, which inspired the Strasbourg architect Daniel Specklin to picture it as ‘the ideal castle’ in 1589.It was finally taken without resistance in 1680 by the soldiers of Louis XIV, who destroyed it with black gunpowder.

Curtain walls, fortified gates, 13th Century well tower, 16th Century stair tower, wells and cisterns carved from the rock make up the architectural features that justified the castle’s listing as an ancient monument in 1898. They enable the visitor, even if they know little about fortifications, to appreciate the different stages in the development of the medieval castle.