Château du Helfenstein (Philippsbourg) - France
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member KaPsTeam
N 49° 00.378 E 007° 34.162
32U E 395374 N 5429142
Quick Description: The Helfenstein, before 1928 also called Wachtfels, is a free accessible ruin of a medieval rock castle.
Location: Grand-Est, France
Date Posted: 10/12/2014 6:25:34 AM
Waymark Code: WMMMXD
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member RakeInTheCache
Views: 3

Long Description:
The complex consists of an upper and lower castle, which are clearly distinguishable.

The goal of the northwest preferred input of the lower castle no longer exists, you will find only various building stones. The ramparts of the following broad courtyard, the south is bounded by a three to five meter high rock wall is obtained only sparsely.

To the east of the courtyard there is a castle on top of related, about 15 meters high cubic boulder. On the platform is a 3.50 x 4 meter filter cistern, which was pit-like carved into the rock, and in its center is a 5.37 meter deep discharge chute is located.

The system is protected on the west side of a six meter wide and five meters deep moat with vertical walls. This was carved out of the rock.

Access to the upper part of the castle rock is relatively dangerous.
Accessibility: Partial access

Condition: Completely ruined

Admission Charge?: no

Website: [Web Link]

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