The three castles of Husseren-les-Châteaux (German : Drei Exen or Hoh-Egisheim, French : Haut-Eguisheim or Les Trois Châteaux d’Eguisheim), alternatively referred to as the three castles of Eguisheim, stand in the French Vosges in upper Alsace in the department of Haut-Rhin. The group of castles is variously named after the nearby town of Eguisheim, or the village of Husseren-les-Châteaux.
German is a West Germanic language that is mainly spoken in Central Europe. It is the most widely spoken and official or co-official language in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, South Tyrol (Italy), the German-speaking Community of Belgium, and Liechtenstein. It is also one of the three official languages of Luxembourg and a co-official language in the Opole Voivodeship in Poland. The languages which are most similar to German are the other members of the West Germanic language branch: Afrikaans, Dutch, English, the Frisian languages, Low German/Low Saxon, Luxembourgish, and Yiddish. There are also strong similarities in vocabulary with Danish, Norwegian and Swedish, although those belong to the North Germanic group. German is the second most widely spoken Germanic language, after English.
French is a Romance language of the Indo-European family. It descended from the Vulgar Latin of the Roman Empire, as did all Romance languages. French evolved from Gallo-Romance, the spoken Latin in Gaul, and more specifically in Northern Gaul. Its closest relatives are the other langues d'oïl—languages historically spoken in northern France and in southern Belgium, which French (Francien) has largely supplanted. French was also influenced by native Celtic languages of Northern Roman Gaul like Gallia Belgica and by the (Germanic) Frankish language of the post-Roman Frankish invaders. Today, owing to France's past overseas expansion, there are numerous French-based creole languages, most notably Haitian Creole. A French-speaking person or nation may be referred to as Francophone in both English and French.
The Vosges are a range of low mountains in eastern France, near its border with Germany. Together with the Palatine Forest to the north on the German side of the border, they form a single geomorphological unit and low mountain range of around 8,000 km2 (3,100 sq mi) in area. It runs in a north-northeast direction from the Burgundian Gate to the Börrstadt Basin, and forms the western boundary of the Upper Rhine Plain.
The three castles – from north to south called the Dagsburg, the Wahlenburg and Weckmund Castle – were built in close proximity to one another, but not at the same time, on a low hill ridge. This type of arrangement, with a cluster of three castles, is found in several places in the Vosges and the nearby Palatine Forest in Germany, for example the Dreistein on the Odilienberg, the cluster of castles at Ochsenstein near Saverne, the Hohkönigsburg and the castles at Dahn.
Château de Dagsbourg is a ruined castle in the commune of Eguisheim, in the department of Haut-Rhin, Alsace, France. It is a listed historical monument since 1840.
Château de Wahlenbourg is a ruined castle in the commune of Husseren-les-Châteaux, in the department of Haut-Rhin, Alsace, France. It is a listed historical monument since 1840.
Château de Weckmund is a ruined castle in the commune of Husseren-les-Châteaux, in the department of Haut-Rhin, Alsace, France. It is a listed historical monument since 1840.
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Eguisheim is a commune in the Haut-Rhin department in Grand Est in north-eastern France.
The Château du Bernstein is a ruined castle in the commune of Dambach-la-Ville, in the Bas-Rhin département of France. It is situated at an altitude of 557m (~1810 ft).
The Château de Ramstein is a ruined castle in the commune of Scherwiller, in the Bas-Rhin département of France. Its name is probably derived from the German Ram (crow) and Stein (stone) and signifies 'rock of the crow'.
Husseren-les-Châteaux is a commune in the Haut-Rhin department in Grand Est in north-eastern France.
The Château du Girsberg is one of three castles which overlook the commune of Ribeauvillé in the Haut-Rhin département of France. It stands at an altitude of 528 m.
The Château du Haut-Ribeaupierre (Hohrappolstein) is one of three castles which overlook the commune of Ribeauvillé in the Haut-Rhin département of France. Situated at an altitude of 642 m, it overlooks the other two castles.
The Château de Saint-Ulrich is one of three castles which overlooks the commune of Ribeauvillé in the Haut-Rhin département of France. It is situated at an altitude of 528 m.
The Château du Hugstein is a ruined castle on the borders of the communes of Buhl and Guebwiller in the Haut-Rhin département of France.
The Château de Dreistein is a ruined castle in the commune of Ottrott in the Bas-Rhin département of France. It is, in fact, three separate castles built on rocky promontories, hence the name drei Stein, "three stones" in medieval German.
The Château du Hagelschloss is a ruined castle in the commune of Ottrott in the Bas-Rhin département of France. It was constructed in the 13th century.
The Château d'Échéry is a ruined castle situated in the commune of Sainte-Croix-aux-Mines in the département of Haut-Rhin, Alsace, France. It is dated to the 13th century. The castle is also known today as Château de Haut-Echery or Château du Haut Eckerich and was originally named Château de Belmont.
The Château Saint-Léon is a former castle in the commune of Eguisheim in the Haut-Rhin département of France.
The castles of Dahn, near the little town of Dahn in the German state of Rhineland-Palatinate, consist of three rock castles:
Tanstein Castle is the ruin of a rock castle in the southern Palatine Forest, the German part of the Wasgau region. It lies just under 1 kilometre east of the small town of Dahn in the state of Rhineland-Palatinate.
The arrondissement of Colmar-Ribeauvillé is an arrondissement of France in the Haut-Rhin department in the Grand Est region. It was created at the 2015 arrondissements reform by the merger of the former arrondissements of Colmar and Ribeauvillé. Since January 2017, when 7 communes from the arrondissement of Thann-Guebwiller joined the arrondissement of Colmar-Ribeauvillé, it has 98 communes.
The arrondissement of Thann-Guebwiller is an arrondissement of France in the Haut-Rhin department in the Grand Est region. It was created at the 2015 arrondissements reform from large parts of the former arrondissements of Thann and Guebwiller. Since January 2017, when 7 communes from the arrondissement of Thann-Guebwiller joined the arrondissement of Colmar-Ribeauvillé, it has 81 communes.
The canton of Wintzenheim is an administrative division of the Haut-Rhin department, northeastern France. Its borders were modified at the French canton reorganisation which came into effect in March 2015. Its seat is in Wintzenheim.