There are quite some ruins of castles in the Vosges mountain range between Germany and France. We went to see the ruins of Castle Landskron (Chateau du Landskron) in the Alsace.
This castle had been built at the end of the 13th century by the Muench of Basel.
The were many wars fought around the castle and it had changed from being possed by different people. The main destruction of the castle happened in the beginning of the 19th century and it had remained just as ruins since then.
From the top of the castle there is a great view over the Rhine valley looking into the direction of the city of Basel.
Also the Vosges mountains in the North and South are beautiful.
And it was a beautiful day to be outdoors.