Erpeldange Castle

Erpeldange, Luxembourg

During the 12th century, there appears to have been a tower and wooden fort at the site of the present Erpeldange castle. In the 13th century, Frederic and Gerard d'Erpeldange, the first lords of Erpeldange, built a fortified stone castle guarding the valley at the point where the River Sûre meets the Alzette. The property passed successively into to the hands of the Counts of Vianden, and the Brandenburg-Outscheid and von Moestroff-Kerpen families.

Through marriage, the Gondersdorf family inherited the castle and in 1630 transformed it into a luxurious residence for their daughter. In 1677, it was inherited by Charles François baron de Failly de Sancy and Marie Marguerite de Giraldin. By that time, it was no longer of any military value as a quiet park had replaced its defences. Abandoned by the Prel family in the 19th century, it was used as a rectory. During the Second World War, the castle was damaged as a result of its use first by the Germans and then by American troops.

The castle changed hands a number of times until it was acquired by the State in 1983. The commune's administrative offices have been housed there since 1987. The building still contains two fine Renaissance fireplaces.

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Founded: 1630
Category: Castles and fortifications in Luxembourg

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Ann Catrin Verlo (2 years ago)
Cutest fairytale castle. Don’t miss a stroll in the park that is open to public. A 10-km trail passes by the Erpeldange Castle; some parts through the forest and meadows were beautiful but unfortunately there were too many asphalt paths/roads for my taste.
Helder Pedro (5 years ago)
It's very good it's great
Jessica Lobo Music (5 years ago)
Super festival Last Summer Dance.
Bruno Sergio (5 years ago)
"Tendence gardens" - a beautiful exhibition of garden material.
Nuno Cunha (6 years ago)
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