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Castle of Vianden

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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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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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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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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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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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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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

Pettingen Castle

Where : Pettingen

The beautiful ruins testify to the power of the former castle. In the 10th...

Pettingen castle

Schengen Castle

Where : Schengen

Schengen Castle (1812, houses a hotel) has a 13th century tower. The baroque...

Schengen castle Park

Schoenfels Castle

Where : Schoenfels

The hamlet of Schoenfels is first mentioned by the name of Scindalasheim in a...

Schoenfels Castle 2

Schuttbourg Castle

Where : Kautenbach

Near Kautenbach, Schuttburg castle dating back to the 12th century.

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Septfontaines Castle

Where : Septfontaines

The  exact time of the  first castle in Septfontaines, is no longer...

Septfontaines Castle

Wiltz Castle

Where : Wiltz

The castle hosts the National Brewery Museum and Tannery Museum as well as the...

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