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: Ruins in Luxembourg

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Nahum Shay (9 months ago)
Well reserved. Different pictures on the walls illustrate the way this place used to look. Great idea. Recommended.
A F (10 months 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.
Fahri Karabay (10 months ago)
İt is a fantastic place. İt tells a lot from the history. I still think of the architect and masters of stone. How a wonderful castle they built without technology and it is still up there against the centuries. Worth seeing.
anky BESNARD (11 months ago)
The castle is beautiful as well as the place but the architecture of the way they consolidated ncient walls is very interesting too. A place worth visiting
Nilay Kasap (13 months ago)
it is needed to pay a small fee at the entrance. The castle is very nice, you have a town view from top. There is a small café inside where you can sit and have some drink.
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