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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Castles, Fortifications and Medieval festivals in Luxembourg

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Bock Casemates

Where : Luxembourg City

Bock Casemates: a UNESCO World Heritage Site The Bock Casemates, a...

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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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Grand Ducal Palace

Where : Luxembourg City

As the town residence of the Grand Duke, the grand-ducal palace has...

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Hesperange Castle

Where : Hesperange

The locality of Hesperange was first mentioned in 867 / 868 by the name of...

Hesperange castle

Hollenfels Castle

Where : Hollenfels

Perched on a rocky spur at a height of 315 m, Hollenfels Castle – which...

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Koerich Castle - Gréiweschlass

Where : Koerich

Situated in the Goebelange brook valley, the castle of Koerich is a typical...

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Mersch Castle

Where : Mersch

The first lord of Mersch, Theodoric, appears in a 1232 text as: "Miles,...

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Mont Saint-Jean Castle Dudelange

Where : Dudelange

The Mount St John Since time immemorial, Mount St John has been a spiritual...

Mont Saint-Jean Castle Dudelange

Petrusse Casemates

Where : Luxembourg City

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

Petrusse casemates

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