Bourglinster Castle

Bourglinster, Luxembourg

Bourglinster castle is first mentioned in 1098 as belonging to St Symeon of Trier. At the time it had a residential keep, a chapel and a wall. During the second half of the 14th century, the chapel was extended and a tower was added on the northern side. The lower castle with a moat and two defensive towers was built in the 15th century. Both castles were partly destroyed during the 16th century wars (1542–1544) but were soon repaired and a Renaissance wing was added (1548).

Parts of the lower castle were again destroyed by the French in the 1680s. In the early 18th century, a Baroque façade was built at the far end of the courtyard. After the castle was acquired by the Luxembourg State in 1968, the buildings were fully restored and, in 1982, opened for exhibitions, concerts, meetings and receptions.

The castle' s three banqueting halls with facilities for up to 200 people offer venues for business meetings, gala dinners and cultural events. La Distillerie, a restaurant on the castle premises, is considered to be one of the best in Luxembourg.



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Founded: 11th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in Luxembourg


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Roelof (7 months ago)
10 out of 10 for René and his wonderful team who prepared the perfect autumn lunch on the perfect autumn day. Reviewing the food is totally pointless and should only be experienced from a 1st person point of view. What amazed me the most, is the passion of René, explaining every dish and its ingredients at the table. A perfect expression of what a plantbased kitchen can achieve without butter and cream. Loved every single minute and will come back.
Augustin Bascuas (10 months ago)
More than a restaurant. It's an experience - well presented plates with detailed explanations from the chef himself. Incredible what you can do with all the priducts mother nature has to offer. An adventure for your senses. Fully recommand it!
Lama Barr (11 months ago)
Simply a phenomenal experience, complete with the personal touch of Chef Rene Mathieu’s table service and explanations. A vegetable experience like no other that leaves you mindblown by how much flavor you can get from plants. Location is stunning and romantic. Service is faultless.
Inga Grygalyte (13 months ago)
Very unusual place, it is an experience to try. Located in the old castle in the villa of Luxembourg, small but very nice. Food is is something you never tried before and presentation of the food is every time something special! It is a nice place to visit and delicious food to try!
Moritz (2 years ago)
Great experience! Also awesome for vegans! You come in and get overthrown with starters one more delicious then the other. Especially great is how they incorporate plants from the local forest into each plate and then hear the chef explaining how the plants with you body is just great. The rest of the service was also super nice and made us feel there super welcome. Menu could be easily made vegan just ask them ;)
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