Bourscheid Castle
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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.

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
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  • Castle Clervaux

    Where? L-9710 Clervaux

    Clervaux Castle

    Clervaux Castle

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  • Esch-sur-Sûre Castle

    Where? 15, Rue de Lultzhausen, L-9650 Esch-sur-Sûre

    Esch-sur-Sûre Castle

    Esch-sur-Sûre Castle

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  • Bourglinster Castle exterior

    Where? 8, Rue du Château, L-6162 Bourglinster

    Bourglinster Castle

    A renowned restaurant is within the castle walls.

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  • Schorels Castle

    Where? 19, Rue Principale, L-8805 Rambrouch

    Schorels Castle

    Schorels Castle

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  • Vianden Castle
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    Where? Montée du Château, L-9408 Vianden

    Vianden Castle

    Vianden Castle: An outstanding monument

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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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  • Schuttbourg

    Where? 7, Op der Gare, L-Wilwerwiltz Wilwerwiltz

    Schuttbourg Castle

    Schuttbourg Castle

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  • Where? Place St Michel, L-7556 Mersch

    Mersch Castle

    Mersch Castle

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  • Brandenbourg Castle

    Where? Haaptstrooss, L-9360 Brandenbourg

    Brandenbourg Castle

    Brandenbourg Castle

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  • Where? 16, Route de Diekirch, L-7220 Walferdange

    Château résidence Walferdange

    Château résidence Walferdange

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