Larochette Castle Ruins

Larochette, Luxembourg

Larochette Castle stands high above the town of Larochette. Dating from the 11th century, the castle was destroyed by fire at the end of the 16th century. The earliest references to the castle are from the end of the 11th century and during the 12th century when the lords of Larochette were flag bearers for the counts of Luxembourg. The family proliferated leading to the construction of the five stately houses which are separate from the main structure. They include the Homburg Manor (1350) and the Créhange Manor (1385) both of which have now been restored. The Verlorenkost (literally Lost Food) watchtower also stands alone on the south side. The legend goes that the cook was carrying pots full of food when she stumbled, breaking everything.

Since its acquisition by the State of Luxembourg in 1979, some restoration work has been undertaken. The castle is open to the public in summer season.



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Founded: 11th century
Category: Miscellaneous historic sites in Luxembourg


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Amine Boushaq (17 months ago)
Beautiful castle and the view is really stunning. The entrance fee is 5 euro and I think you get a sale if you are a student or a teacher just ask in the counter.
Jeroen de Kok (FPVRACER931) (18 months ago)
A beautiful chateau and easily accessible via several paths. The entrance is also free and there is a gallery in the main building.
Ashok Vasudevan (20 months ago)
Very beautiful view on the way a d from the castle too. The place as a whole is quite small and lovely too.
Nahum Shay (2 years ago)
Well reserved. Different pictures on the walls illustrate the way this place used to look. Great idea. Recommended.
A F (2 years ago)
Great castle ruins with nice history. It is really nice to drive up there and got through the forest. There are also some trails around the castle that are also nice to explore in family.
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