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Castles & Fortresses

Take a journey through time

Whether restored splendour or ruins, the buildings from an earlier era are reminders of the country's powerful past - and all have their own unique charm. They house delightful hotels, renowned restaurants and important exhibitions, and are also venues for festivals and concerts.

Wander through meadows and forests along the ‘Valley of the Seven Castles’ national hiking trail. Other paths and trails also lead to magnificent buildings. Enjoy breath-taking views over the treetops and the Sûre Valley from the heights of Bourscheid Castle. Visit Larochette Castle, high upon a rocky crag above the picturesque village of the same name and the valley of the White Ernz. The world of knights in armour can be experienced at first hand at mediaeval festivals – the best known of which is held at Vianden Castle.

History buffs will not want to miss the forts, bastions and casemates of Luxembourg City’s fortifications. They are a reminder of the period between the 16th and 19th centuries, when Luxembourg was a fortress and regarded as the ‘Gibraltar of the North’. What was once one of the most important fortresses in Europe is now a UNESCO World Heritage site.

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The magic of castles in Luxembourg

A castle is poetry cast in stone. Everyone who visits castles and fortresses in Luxembourg can feel it. The spirit of the past whistles around their walls. And the history of many ages stands on their foundations. And more than that…

Where is Madame?

Daydream: Renaissance castle Beaufort

Seeing this chair, you would think that, just a moment ago, someone was sat here reading. And all the other furniture, heavy wood with intricate carving made between the 18th century and the Jugendstil period, also appears to be in regular use.

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    Grand Ducal Palace
    Town residence of the Grand Duke
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    Esch-sur-Sûre Castle
    The ruins of the castle of Esch-sur-Sûre tell exciting stories of times gone by and at the same time offer a gorgeous view of the surrounding nature as well as the medieval town that lies at its feet.
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    Larochette Castle
    Immerse yourself in the medieval history of Larochette Castle.
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  • Koerich Castle - Gréiweschlass
    Koerich Castle - Gréiweschlass
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  • Schoenfels Castle
    Schoenfels Castle
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    Schengen Castle
    Schengen Castle
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    Brandenbourg Castle
    Discover times gone by at Brandenbourg Castle. Located on a hill, this impressive ruin enchants with its view and mysterious atmosphere. Thanks to information panels, visitors can freely explore the structure.
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  • Senningen Castle
    Senningen Castle
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    Wiltz Castle
    Discover the imposing Wiltz Castle! Explore the Museum of the Art of Brewing and the Battle of the Bulge Museum and experience cultural events in the charming amphitheatre against this historic backdrop.
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  • Hesperange Castle
    Hesperange Castle
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