Even though the fortress of Luxembourg was dismantled in 1867, the traces of the past are still visible in the heart of the capital. The remains, blending in harmoniously with the city’s green zones, are included in the UNESCO World Heritage list.

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Beaufort castle, dating back to the XI century, is located in the village of Beaufort, at the heart of Luxembourg’s little Switzerland.

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The Bourglinster château, centrally located in the Grand Duchy, can be rented for exhibitions, banquets, private parties, concerts or seminars.

Bourscheid château enjoys pride of place on a cliff on top of the river Sûre. With a history stretching back to the XI century, the fortress ranks among the major attractions in the Oesling region.

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Koerich Castle is one of Luxembourg’s most typical valley castles, and is located on the so called "Valley of the Seven Castles."

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Clervaux is home to an abbey (left in the background) and an imposing castle hosting the famous photo exhibition “The Family of Man” by Edward Steichen an American photographer, born in Luxembourg.

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A 65-metre (214 ft) high keep dominates the residential castle of Colmar-Berg.

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This stronghold on top of mount Saint Jean in Dudelange was built in the early XV century. In the aftermath of its destruction in 1552, the ruins served as a quarry for the villagers. The access road and the castle ditch are still visible today.

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Esch-sur-Sûre’s ruins, in the Luxembourg Ardennes, attests to its feudal past. The famous French author Victor Hugo visited the market town bordered by the river Sûre in 1871. Other must-sees: the Upper-Sûre lake and its dam, the Natural Park.

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The restored Larochette castle dates back to the XII century and has been state property since 1979.

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The Munsbach château located in the east of Luxembourg dates back to the XIX century.

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Feudal castle Schoenfels goes back to the XXII century and has belonged to the state since 1971.

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Built between 1572 and 1574, the grand-ducal palace is the Head of State’s official residence. After the restoration in 1995, the palace became one of the main tourist attractions in the capital. The palace welcomes visitors from July until September.

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Schengen castle was constructed in 1812 near a 13th century tower. The castle, which is a private property nowadays, is surrounded by remarkable gardens.

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Fort Thüngen, the military edifice of the former Luxembourg fortress, was built in 1723. Today it boasts the museum “Dräi Eechelen” (M3E). In the background figures the Luxembourg Museum of Modern Art (Musée d'art modern Grand-Duc Jean, MUDAM) can be seen.

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Useldange château dates back to the XI century and boasts a cultural footpath with more than 20 stations. The trail is adapted for blind or partially sighted visitors as some resorts enable them to smell, hear and feel the wealth of the past.

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Vianden boasts a perfectly restored castle, built between the XI and XIV century. Nowadays it is a major tourist attraction.

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With nearly 200 000 visitors per year, the Vianden château is the most visited monument in the Grand Duchy.

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The Wiltz castle is home to various outdoor European theatre and music festivals. The highlight is the monumental renaissance style staircase leading to the garden and the castle’s marvelous façade.

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  • Updated 08-09-2017