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Citadel of Bitche

Rue Bombelles, 57230 Bitche, France
+33 3 87 96 18 82
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Awesome

We didn't do the inside tour, just the 6 euro one to walk around the citadel. Still took a good... read more

Reviewed 18 June 2017
scrmonster90
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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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Very well-done experience

We visited the Citadel on a sunny afternoon. We had hesitated a bit about going in because of all... read more

Reviewed 16 May 2017
Kristina D
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Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
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Rue Bombelles, 57230 Bitche, France
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Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

We didn't do the inside tour, just the 6 euro one to walk around the citadel. Still took a good hour or so to meander and look down on the town.

Thank scrmonster90
Reviewed 16 May 2017

We visited the Citadel on a sunny afternoon. We had hesitated a bit about going in because of all the walking. (We are older and have some mobility issues.) However, we are glad we did go in. We rented the headphones that are triggered as...More

Thank Kristina D
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Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

Very impressive fortification. Unfortunatly only a part of it is accesible during Christmas Holiday period.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

The walls of the Citadel are massive rising above the center of town. We went on the guided tour (guided via headphones) which was available in French, English and German. In the various rooms there were short film sequences which made the War of 1870-71...More

1  Thank mstraveller365
Reviewed 3 September 2016

This is worth a visit. There is a well maintained golf course nearby and some good restaurants nearby!

Thank Teri H
Reviewed 8 August 2016

A great day family visit or for backpackers. The grounds very well kept, very informative. Small little town at the location

Thank Doug A
Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

This fortress from the 18th century saw active combat during the war of 1870-71 between France and Germany. The place was actually theatre of a dramatic siege, lasting even after the French capitulation, due to the strong will of the French commander of the fort....More

Thank Carlo R
Reviewed 25 July 2016

Long and powerful it is a huge gun platform and fortress controlling the surrounding countryside. Full of Franco-Prussian history and good views. Entry includes headsets triggered at relevant locations. Go in to watch short intro first as this is only way to access descent into...More

1  Thank ANDREW B
Reviewed 24 July 2016

The Citadel visit is a self-guided audio tour. You walk through the citadel and are guided through the story of the famous siege and wars with commentary and video. For adults this is great, however, do bear in mind that the experience is quite graphic...More

1  Thank Hellikonian
Reviewed 18 July 2016

We were not sure what to expect of the Fort, but it was amazing, a real piece of history and a great experience.

Thank Froggully
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