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Bettendorf Castle

Where? 1, Rue Neuve, L-9353 Bettendorf

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.

Bettendorf Castle, nestled in Luxembourg's Nordstad, has a rich history that unfolds through centuries. Originally, in the 14th century, a castle stood in the plain near the river, serving as a stronghold and symbolizing local wealth. As times changed, the castle fell into disrepair, leading to the construction of the current baroque castle in 1728.

This imposing structure, restored in 1962, stands as a testament to the region's medieval past. The baroque decorations of the corner tower, two lookouts, and a second tower are notable features, reflecting the architectural richness of its time. Unfortunately, the castle is not open to the public.

Bettendorf itself has a history entwined with the rise and fall of noble families. Under Diekirch's control until 1330, it later fell under the stewardship of Hanry de Betandorffe by the Count of Luxembourg. By 1473, Bettendorf had become a sizable town with 48 households, a testament to its importance. In the 18th century, the d'Olimart family, followed by the von Puttkamer family, held sway over the entire Bettendorf.

The castle, strategically positioned on the left bank, saw the demise of its predecessor in the 19th century. Today, Bettendorf Castle stands proudly, encapsulating the ebb and flow of centuries, echoing the tales of nobility, and symbolizing the enduring legacy of Luxembourg's medieval past.

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Address: Administration Communale de Bettendorf
1, Rue Neuve
L-9353 Bettendorf
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