Vianden Castle autumn

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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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Chateau Renaissance Beaufort

© Veronique Kolber
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  • Vianden Castle
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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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  • Schoenfels Castle
    Schoenfels Castle
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  • Mont Saint Jean Dudelange
    Mont Saint-Jean Castle Dudelange
    The Mont Saint-Jean contains a vast and rich history
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  • Grund
    Luxembourg, old quarters and fortifications
    Luxembourg: 25 years of UNESCO world heritage - Experience history
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  • Mersch Castle
    Mersch Castle
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  • Bettendof Castle
    Bettendorf Castle
    Admire the baroque Bettendorf Castle, built in 1728 and restored in 1962.
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  • Grand-Duke's palace
    Grand Ducal Palace
    Town residence of the Grand Duke
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    Valley of the Seven Castles Tour - 27 km
    Stages: 7
    Valley of the Seven Castles Tour - 27 km
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  • Wiltz Castle
    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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  • Castle Colmar-Berg
    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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