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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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  • Septfontaines Castle
    Castle with massive renaissance tower in Septfontaines
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    Schuttbourg Castle
    Discover the historic Schüttburg in Kautenbach, which dates back to the 15th century. Note that the Schüttburg is privately owned and can therefore only be visited from the outside.
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    Useldange Castle
    Useldange Castle
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    Ansembourg Castle
    Ansembourg Castle
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    Clervaux Castle
    Discover Clervaux Castle, built in the 12th century and restored after the Second World War. Admire the exhibitions in the castle, including the Museum of the Battle of the Bulge, the model buildings of Luxembourg castles and the photo exhibition "The Family of Man".
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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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    Bock Casemates
    Bock Casemates: a UNESCO World Heritage Site
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    Larochette Castle
    Immerse yourself in the medieval history of Larochette 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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    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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