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Beaufort Castles

The old castle of Beaufort The old castle, protected by a moat, was built in four periods. The oldest part of the castle dates from the early 11th century. It was a small square-shaped fortress on a massive rock, surrounded by a wide ditch and a second ...

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Bourscheid Castle

Castle Bourscheid, triangular in shape, is situated on a steep promontory, perched 150 metres high above the Sûre river and accessible only from the northwest. Around the year 1000, a wooden fort was transformed into a stone-built castle. Excavati...

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Clervaux Castle

The majestic castle is perched on the slopes of a rocky promontory, the so-called "Lay". The origins of the castle are lost in the mists of time. Some historians believe it was rising on a former Roman fort, while others believe it was built on ce...

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Esch-sur-Sûre Castle

The first written evidence of Esch-sur-Sûre is found in the "Liber aureus Epternacensis”, the golden book of Echternach abbey according to which a certain Nebelungus is said to have donated his properties and serfs to the abbey. This act wa...

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Vianden Castle

Vianden Castle was built between the 11th and 14th Century on the foundations of a Roman castle and a Carolingian refuge. This Castle-Palace bears the Hohenstaufen characteristics and is one of the largest and finest feudal residences of the Roman and Gothi...

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Castles, Fortifications and Medieval Festivals in Luxembourg

Are you looking for an authentic fairytale destination?

Luxembourg is the perfect place for you with more than 50 castles and picturesque villages. Most of the castles have been restored to their former beauty and invite you to discover the rich historic past of the country.

The power of past Luxembourgish lords and lieges is evidenced by the various castles and fortifications in Luxembourg, remains of the Middle-Ages. Discover and visit not only the large restored castles (Vianden, Beaufort, Bourscheid, Bourglinster or Clervaux) but also the numerous majestic castle ruins revealing the myths and sagas of their time. Medieval festivals, culture, exhibitions and concerts offer excellent opportunities to discover the castles in a perfectly authentic setting in Luxembourg. Walking fans can follow the national hiking trail of the "Valley of the 7 castles" that runs through the idyllic Valley of Eisch in the western part of the country. There, one discovers the seven magnificent castles in a peaceful area with breathtaking landscapes and a spectacular culture offer. You can either drive the 24 kilometres route or  follow the traces of the past on an exciting 37-km walk.

Alongside the little narrow streets of Luxembourg-city, you will make your way through the charming old town where the impressive Grand-Ducal Palace opens its doors to curious visitors during the summer months.

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Ansembourg Castle

Where : Ansembourg

Built from the first half of the seventeenth century as "House...

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Bourglinster Castle

Where : Bourglinster

As early as 1098, the village of Linster is mentioned as a property of St....

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Clervaux Castle

Where : Clervaux

The majestic castle is perched on the slopes of a rocky promontory, the...

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Esch-sur-Sûre Castle

Where : Esch-sur-Sûre

The first written evidence of Esch-sur-Sûre is found in the "Liber...

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Larochette Castle

Where : Larochette

The ruins of Larochette Castle are perched on a sandstone promontory 150...

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Petrusse Casemates

Where : Luxembourg City

The Pétrusse casemates are temporarily closed. Their origin goes back...

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The Former Castle of the Counts of Luxembourg

Where : Luxembourg City

The name Luxembourg was first mentioned in 963 when count Siegfried exchanged...

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Useldange Castle

Where : Useldange

The division of estates created the lordship of Useldange around the year...

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Beaufort Castles

Where : Beaufort

The old castle of Beaufort The old castle, protected by a moat, was built in...

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Bock Casemates

Where : Luxembourg City

In 963, Count Siegfried built a fortified castle on the Bock promontory, which...

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Bourscheid Castle

Where : Bourscheid

Castle Bourscheid, triangular in shape, is situated on a steep promontory,...

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Brandenbourg Castle

Where : Brandenbourg

Brandenbourg is crowned with the ruins of a castle whose origin goes back to...

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