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Ansembourg castle © Tom Fielitz

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.

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…

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  • © Binsfeld / Luxembourg City Tourist Office
    Petrusse Casemates
    The origins of the Pétrusse Casemates date back to the time when the Spanish modernised the medieval fortifications and built large bastions such as that of the Beck, whose platform is currently occupied by the Place de la Constitution.
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    Berg Castle
    Discover the impressive Berg Castle in Colmar-Berg, the residence of the Grand Duke. In order to preserve the privacy of the grand ducal family, the palace can of course only be visited from the outside.
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  • © Visit Éislek
    Bettendorf Castle
    Bettendorf Castle, with its roots dating back to the 14th century, stands as a baroque masterpiece built in 1728, weaving a tale of noble families, medieval grandeur, and architectural richness, offering a glimpse into the region's captivating history.
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    Vianden Castle
    Explore Vianden Castle, one of the most beautiful and impressive castles in Europe, which delights with its majestic setting, excellent state of preservation and history.
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  • © Visit Guttland - Wolfgang Staudt
    Ansembourg Castle
    Ansembourg Castle
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    Schengen Castle
    Schengen Castle
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    Bock Casemates
    Bock Casemates: a UNESCO World Heritage Site
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  • Munsbach Castle
    Munsbach Castle
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  • Senningen Castle
    Senningen Castle
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    Beaufort Castles
    Immerse yourself in the history of the medieval castle and discover how the last occupant lived in the Renaissance castle.
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