Vianden Castle
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Castles

A journey into the past

Éislek is home to many castles, which are well worth a visit. You might be asking yourself, why visit several castles in one area? The answer is simple: because they were built in different eras and because each building is unique.

From the impressive and entirely renovated castle of Vianden to the breath-taking fortress of Bourscheid and the mysterious ruins of Esch-sur-Sûre – no two are alike.

Don't forget to have a look at our event calendar. Every year, a variety of events are hosted in the Éislek's castles. The perfect opportunity to explore these historic gems in a different light!

Bourscheid castle

Bourscheid © Mel Zengars
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Bourscheid Castle
Explore the fascinating Bourscheid Castle, where history meets breathtaking natural scenery. The imposing castle towers majestically over the Sûre valley and invites you to travel back in time to a bygone era. An unforgettable excursion the rich history of Éislek.
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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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Vianden Castle
Explore Vianden Castle, one of the most beautiful and impressive castles in Europe, which delights with its majestic setting, excellent state of preservation and history.
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Wiltz Castle
Discover the imposing Wiltz Castle! Explore the Museum of the Art of Brewing and the Battle of the Bulge Museum and experience cultural events in the charming amphitheatre against this historic backdrop.
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Explore more than a thousand years of history

Visitors cannot help but be impressed by the unique features and beauty of the fortresses of Éislek. Different architectural styles, states of preservation and different natural environments give each visit a new feel.

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Schorels Castle
Discover the freely accessible ruins of this medieval castle.
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Vianden Castle
Explore Vianden Castle, one of the most beautiful and impressive castles in Europe, which delights with its majestic setting, excellent state of preservation and history.
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Brandenbourg Castle
Discover times gone by at Brandenbourg Castle. Located on a hill, this impressive ruin enchants with its view and mysterious atmosphere. Thanks to information panels, visitors can freely explore the structure.
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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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Bourscheid Castle
Explore the fascinating Bourscheid Castle, where history meets breathtaking natural scenery. The imposing castle towers majestically over the Sûre valley and invites you to travel back in time to a bygone era. An unforgettable excursion the rich history of Éislek.
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Bettendorf Castle
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.
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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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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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Wiltz Castle
Discover the imposing Wiltz Castle! Explore the Museum of the Art of Brewing and the Battle of the Bulge Museum and experience cultural events in the charming amphitheatre against this historic backdrop.
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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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Religious and cultural heritage

Luxembourg's landscape has been shaped by the country's long christian tradition. Many religious structures are classified as historical monuments. You can find a selection of them displayed below. Éislek also has a variety of other listed buildings for you to discover.

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Abandoned antimonymine in Goesdorf
Amidst the tranquil landscape, Goesdorf's geological tapestry reveals remnants of shafts and galleries, preserving the legacy of this "foundry village."
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Bavigne dam
The Bavigne dam, part of the Upper Sûre reservoir, was built in the 1950s, requiring the relocation of mills and farmsteads. Standing at 23 meters, it guards the lake's pristine water quality. Today, as a popular diving spot, it unveils submerged remnants like bridges and a mill, echoing a rich history amid the progress.
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Bildchen Chapel
The Bildchen Chapel in Vianden is located at a pilgrimage site above the reservoir of the pumped storage plant and is worth a visit because of its idyllic location.
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Church Saints-Côme-et-Damien
The parish church of Sts Côme et Damien in Clervaux, built in 1910/1911 in the Rhenish-Romanesque style, impresses with its striking dome above the altar and its majestic twin towers with melodic chimes.
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Decanal church
The Wiltz Deanery Church has two naves and was built at many periods, repeatedly destroyed, enlarged and altered. A visit provides an insight into the building's turbulent past.
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Esch-sur-Sûre dam
The impressive dam in Esch-Sauer was built between 1955 and 1958 and blends harmoniously into nature. Its arched design makes it a popular photo spot for photographers and nature enthusiasts.
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Fransiscan Church
The Franciscan church of Troisvierges is an impressive religious landmark in the heart of the town. With its imposing architecture and historic charm, the church is a place of peace and contemplation.
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Holy Church Lieler
The Roman Catholic church "Zum Heiligen Kreuz" in Lieler impresses with a Gothic choir tower from the 14th century, accompanied by frescoes from the 16th century.
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Kalborn Mill
The mill in Kalborn, which is over 200 years old, has developed into a nature conservation centre. Endangered river pearl and brook mussels are bred here. Information boards in front of the mill show how gardens can provide habitats for wildlife and insects.
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Loretto Chapel
The Loretto Chapel in Clervaux is a 18th century baroque jewel that fascinates visitors with its ornate architecture.
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Saint-Hubert Church
Discover the fascinating architecture of the church, built on the ruins of a pagan site!
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Saint-Michel Chapel
The Saint-Michel Chapel towers high above Oberschlinder, surrounded by forest and accessible via hiking trails.
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Saint-Roch church Insenborn
Discover the neo-Gothic splendour of the Insenborn church, built according to plans by architect Biver in 1861.
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Slate Museum - Musée de l'Ardoise
Discover the fascinating world underground at the Haut-Martelange Slate Museum! Experience the history and techniques of slate extraction and immerse yourself in the new, fascinating "Johanna" visitor gallery. Experience the everyday life of slate workers at first hand!
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St. Cunegonde Chapel
The St. Cunegonde Chapel in Heiderscheidergrund, a noteworthy example of 19th-century ecclesiastical historicist architecture in Luxembourg, features a neo-Gothic design, late Gothic sculptures, 18th-century statues, and glass paintings, embodying the country's historical and national consciousness as the oldest Kunigundis shrine.
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St. Lawrence Church Diekirch
The Laurentius Church in Diekirch was planned by Pierre Biwer and completed in 1868. It was declared a national monument in 2017.
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St. Pierre Chapel
The chapel in Lellingen is an octagonal masterpiece that combines history and architecture in unique harmony.
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The Benedictine abbey of Saint-Maurice
With centuries of history and majestic architecture, the Benedictine Abbey in Clervaux invites you to immerse yourself in the past. A place full of charm and meaning, it opens its doors to visitors on the occasion of the daily morning mass.
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The Chapel of St Mark
St Mark's Chapel in Longsdorf attracts visitors as a popular place of pilgrimage, especially on 25 April, the feast day of the holy patron saint. The chapel with its two-nave design, geometric paintings and a baroque altar is certainly worth a visit.
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Trinitarian church and cloister Vianden
Discover one of the most beautiful Gothic buildings in Luxembourg!
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Vianden Dam
The Vianden Dam is currently being transformed into an oversized artwork.
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Other activities that might interest you

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Hiking through Éislek

More than 1,900 kilometres of themed hikes, national and international trails divided into different stages and shorter local hikes await you!

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Museums

Éislek offers a wide variety of museums where visitors can learn more about the region’s culture, history and nature.

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A snowy winter landscape along the Schumanseck Memorial Trail with photographs and installations along the way.
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Remembrance Tourism

The Second World War left an indelible mark on Éislek. Deepening your understanding of this painful past by visiting the many monuments, museums and dedicated hiking trails.

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