Pflixbourg Castle lies southwest of the village of Wintzenheim in the Haut-Rhin province in France. This area is also known as the Southern Alsace or the Vosges.
Pflixbourg Castle occupies a, 454 meters high, mountaintop on the southern side of the Fecht valley. A couple of kilometers to the southeast lies Haut-Landsbourg Castle.
The castle is first mentioned in 1220, under the name of "Blickisberc". It was probably not constructed a long time before, between 1212 and 1219. After 1434 Pflixbourg Castle doesn't get mentioned anymore and archeological excavations carried out at the site, prove that the castle wasn't inhabited anymore after the 15th century.
Nowadays the castle remains are very much overgrown and access is restricted because of the danger of falling stones. There are remains of living quarters against the inside of the curtain wall. Its narrow shaped entrance is guarded by the cylindrical keep which still stands to its original height of 22 meters. At the foot of the keep there is a cistern.
I found the castle to be of considerable size but to much overgrown to see much detail. Nonetheless it's a nice stop if you're on your way to Haut-Landsbourg Castle.