Arras Castle

Alf, Germany

Burg Arras is located to the site of ancient Roman hill fort. It was first time mentioned in 1120, but probably built around 936 (the dungeon dates from that time). The castle has been owned by Palatine counts and bishop of Trier. It was destroyed by French army in the late 17th century and rebuilt in the 20th century. Today Burg Arras is a hotel and restaurant.

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Nancy Anderson said 3 years ago
Many, many years ago we visited Burg Arras. Family legend (my grandfather was William Arras) says that this castle was in our family many years ago. It is beautiful and I would love to visit it again!


Address

Triererstraße, Alf, Germany
See all sites in Alf

Details

Founded: c. 936 AD
Category: Castles and fortifications in Germany
Historical period: Ottonian Dynasty (Germany)

More Information

www.arras.de

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User Reviews

Kobus GREYLING (9 months ago)
Absolutely beautiful view and very relaxing! Perfect hide-away
Bart De Bondt (10 months ago)
Be ware of the ghost of the castle after midnight!
Аксенова Юлия (2 years ago)
A very beautiful haunted castle with a nice little museum. Our children were fascinated with ghosts, skeletons and towers.The way up is worth it. The people of the castle are really nice, they put so much money and time to keep this place alive, we were happy to support their cause.
Michelle Schmitt-Garbett (2 years ago)
Beautiful, interesting, visit for sure!!
Bernard Marchingo (2 years ago)
Excllent accomodation in this castle; very comfortable and friendly/helpful staff.
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