Alsace boasts Europe’s highest concentration of feudal castles, bearing witness to its turbulent history.
Without a doubt the most famous of these is the Haut Koenigsbourg castle which is one of France’s most frequently visited monuments. Alsace has more than 400 ruined castles, including the recently restored Hohlandsbourg castle.
The region took a big hit in 1870 all through the Franco-German reconciliation when Europe was reconstructed. The Struthof concentration camp was the only camp of its type built in France and is an area to be visited by tourists interested in more modern local history.