Stadtbredimus Castle

Bech-Kleinmacher, Luxembourg

Stadtbredimus Castle has a history going back to the 13th century when a fortified castle stood on the site. In 1724, today's castle was built on the ruins of the old fort and, after some questionable restoration work, was bought by the la Fontaine family in 1802. Luxembourg's national poet, Edmond de la Fontaine, better known as Dicks, lived in the castle from 1858 to 1881.

The castle is now the headquarters of the Domaines Vinsmoselle wine cooperative.

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