The name of Larochette Castle, or Burg Fels in German, derives from its location on a sandstone promontory above the small town of Larochette and means ‘rock’. Continue reading
Beaufort Castle was a water castle with two curtain walls, the history of which can be traced through many centuries. Its oldest parts stand on the foundations of a Roman Castel (Castellum Belfurti).
In 697/698, Irmina of Oeren donated her property in Echternach to the Anglo-Saxon missionary Willibrord. Echternach is the oldest city in Luxembourg.
Irmina was of a very influential noble family and, according to the legend, even a daughter of the last Merovingian King Continue reading
As Diekirch was first mentioned in a document as late as the year 1182, there are only assumptions about its history between the 4th and 12th century. What is known is that the settlement had arisen due to Continue reading
There is something very mysterious about the small town of Ulflingen/Ëlwen/Troisvierges that remains unnoticed. It is its name in the first place. The German name Ulflingen, by which it was known from its very beginning (mentioned for the first time in 1353), as well as the Luxembourg Ëlwen, derives from the word for ‘elves’ and refers to the old folk tales about the founding of the town by elves.
The triangular Castle of Bourscheid with its 11 towers and a 12 thousand-square-meter area is considered the largest fortified castle on Luxembourg territory.
It was founded about AD1000 as a replacement of a former wooden fort. Due to his visit to the castle ruins in 1865, today guiding host in Bourscheid is Victor Hugo himself.
I have annoyingly insufficient photograph material, and almost no information about Esch-sur-Sûre/Esch-Sauer, but I want to say something about it, as with its erection in 927, Esch Castle is in actual fact the first castle on the territory of the present Grand Duchy of Luxembourg (as we’ve seen in the previous publication, even the castle in Luxembourg City dates from AD 963.) Continue reading