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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My fathers side of the family came from Germany in either the late 1800s or early 1900s. My great great grandfather was named Leonard Arras (he changed it to Arris when he moved to America). I wonder if it’s possible that I’m related to an Arras that owned this?

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!


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

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eva (5 months ago)
Very nice castle, you can roam free and explore the place which i like better than a mandatory tour. Lots to see and i loved the climb up to the tower. Very nice terrace with an amazing view. We ate a piece of hazelnut cake, which was surprisingly good. The lady serving us was very friendly. My personal favorite castle we’ve visited in the region.
Lisa Kromanaker (7 months ago)
A unique place to say you've spent a evening where centuries of history is stored. The staff is mostly friendly. The manager Roman was very helpful wth local help finding an open wine maker willing to host on a Sunday. The meals were delicious and plentiful. I recommend the breakfast for the variety and portion of a typical German breakfast of soft boiled egg, deli meat, rolls/ bread. The patio and garden are beautiful with priceless views. Besides the enormous price tag, my main negative was with the difficult sleeping comfort. The room was very stuffy and warm. We tried to open the big beautiful windows to allow in fresh cooler air on the summer night but without screens on any windows there were too many insects allowed in to annoy our sleep. I felt like the "Princess and the Pea" by trying to get comfortable. Besides being too warm as mentioned the linens were very scratchy and rough. Sleeping was difficult. But hey I slept in a real castle!!
Io Lo (11 months ago)
The fortress is privately owned. There is a small museum in the castle itself. Residential castle. There is a good restaurant without any frills, but you will be satisfied with the good quality of cooking. Stunning views of the surrounding area. One of the few completely preserved castles on the Mosel, it was never destroyed. There is a small car park in the castle. But it is better to park at the bottom where large enough parking space.
christoph stevens (15 months ago)
Worth a visit and the entrance fee of 5 eur. Has a great terrace and lovely inside garden with stunning surrounding views. Food and drinks are expensive dough.
Kobus GREYLING (2 years ago)
Absolutely beautiful view and very relaxing! Perfect hide-away
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