Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg, France

SEPTEMBER 2001 – The Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg overtowers the Rhine valley near Orschwiller in France. © Mark Zanzig/

The story behind the image

Here’s a beautiful shot from Alsace in France: The Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg sits quite on a mountain that overlooks the Rhine valley, a very attractive position as you could see enemies approaching the castle long in advance. And when the enemies arrived at your doorstep they would be quite exhausted.

The castle has be restored at the beginning of the 20th century and sees about 500,000 visitors every year, making it the most popular castle in the region. And yes, we recommend a visit, too, as you’ll get stunning views and interesting insights.

I had brought just my tiny Kodak DC 4800 Zoom Digital, so the high resolution image size is not really “high” by todays standards. But the image quality is pretty good as it was still early days for digital photography.

I think the image is quite nice, especially the wide angle and clear colors.

The high resolution image

Capture Date & Time22-SEP-2001, 15:11
LocationOrschwiller, France
CameraKodak DC 4800 Zoom Digital
Exposure1/180 sec at f/8
Digital Image Source FormatJPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image FormatJPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image Dimensions1440 x 2160 Pixels
Copyright© by Mark Zanzig/

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