Luxembourg is a place occupied with many great castles but it is hard to beat Bourscheid Castle when it comes to views. There are a number of castles which are boundless for how they are designed or how grand their interior is, Bourscheid is one which is a bit different in this regards. The Bourscheid Castle is the leading one among the 75 castles in the country that still stand at the moment. The best part about the castle, which makes it one of the best in the city in our opinion, is its splendid location. It is located on a promontory which leads to it being the most magical looking castle visually. As you watch it from the lower ground around it, and see the castle tower over you, you will understand why we say it looks magical. It is also the best castle if you are taking photos of your trip. The castle is lit up beautifully at nights but, in our opinion, the best time to go to it would be when it is daytime but the weather is foggy or cold.
More insight of the Castle:
The castle looks it’s most beautiful when there is mist around it, and the effect is heightened in the winters. The staff is very cooperative, and the audio guide is also accessible which will illuminate you about the history of this palace. From about 800m the Bourscheid Castle, a terrace directs a spectacular view over the castle ruins and the valley. The medieval castle is located on a site with archeological evidence of structures dating back to Roman times.
The castle appears to have been built around the year 1000 on earlier foundations and it was extended on several occasions. Consequently due to restoration work, the castle is now fully accessible to visitors, but remains a predominately open-air ruin.
The Bourscheid municipality offers a wide range of viewpoints. Signposted walks link the various villages in the commune, some of which are located on hilltops and others on river banks and streams flowing through picturesque valleys.
The ruins were classified in 1936 as "historical monument" and acquired by the Luxembourg Government in 1972. Since then, House Stolzembourg and the porter's lodge have been rebuilt, and the towers have been reroofed. The restoration works are ongoing. The castle's night illuminations create a fabulous atmosphere.
Audioguides available in 7 languages: LU, DE, FR, NL, EN, Spanish and Russian. Guided tours on request.
From 1st April until 15th October from 9.30 AM to 6 PM, last entry 5.30 PM. From 16th October to 31st March from 11 AM to 4 PM, last entry 3.30 PM.
Maximum Temprature: 1.67 C
Clouds: broken clouds
sunrise: 2020-01-20 07:24:13
sunset: 2020-01-20 16:08:34