Meysembourg Castle has a history dating back to the 12th century, but today's castle was built in 1880 in Neo-Renaissance style and is privately owned. The Meysembourg family is first mentioned in the 12th century when Dame de Meysembourg was in the service of Ermesinde, Countess of Luxembourg. Historic references show that Walter de Meysembourg was the propretor in 1176 and Eberhart de Maysembourg in 1296. In 1443, the castle was destroyed by Philip the Good but was rebuilt before 1500. It was again destroyed by Maréchal de Boufflers troops in 1683–84. All that remains of the former castle are the chapel, the moat and part of the outer wall. Custine de Wiltz, the last in line to inherit the property, fled during the French invasion in 1794. Following a public auction in 1798, the castle fell into the hands of the Lords of Fischbach, Cassal and finally Jean-François Reuter of Heddersdorf who occupied the village after expelling its inhabitants.

After buying the property in 1885, the Prince of Arenberg demolished it in 1880 and built a new castle in Neo-Renaissance style. In 1971, the State architect Charles Arendt carried out restoration work. The property now belongs to the Spiegelburg family. The castle is now privately owned and is not open to visitors.

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Founded: 1880
Category: Castles and fortifications in Luxembourg

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Laurent Reiffers (2 years ago)
Très belle découverte de cette magnifique propriété privée qui est enclavée dans un écrin vert et plan d'eau sur un circuit Müllerthal trail du secteur de Larochette
Jay Carter-Coles (3 years ago)
Amazing architecture!
Kristy Thibodeau (3 years ago)
Beautiful hidden modern day castle. An excellent gem to find when hiking some of the Mullerthal trails.
Jamarcus Holmes (3 years ago)
Beautiful but you cannot visit it since it is privately owned
Tommy Meaker (4 years ago)
Stunning.
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