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Saint-Ulrich Castle, Ribeauvillé, Alsace, France | Alsace and Lorraine, France (IMG_3781.jpg)

Saint-Ulrich Castle, Ribeauvillé, Alsace, France

The Château de Saint-Ulrich (also known as the Château de Grand-Ribeaupierre) is one of three castles which overlook Ribeauvillé. It is situated at an altitude of 528 m. The present name of the site is from the chapel dedicated to Saint Ulrich of Augsburg which is found in the castle. Medieval texts never gave the present name - the castle had the name of the Rappolstein dynasty (or Ribeaupierre in the French style). From the 11th to the 16th centuries, the castle was the principal residence of the powerful lords of Ribeaupierre. The family left this castle in the 16th century. The castle was dismantled during the Thirty Years' War.
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