Though the Urspelt Castle has a history going back at least three centuries, today's building dates from 1860. The origins of the castle go back more than 300 years when it was a small country property. Then in 1860, Amand Bouvier considerably expanded it. A new garden was laid out, now one of the area's most notable parks with its avenues and elm trees. When Bouvier died in 1900, he left a magnificent estate to his nephew Alfred Bouvier but he and his descendents failed to show much interest in the property. During the Second World War, the Germans used the castle as their headquarters for northern Luxembourg until they were forced to abandon it to the Americans during the Battle of the Bulge in the winter of 1944. After the war, the castle fell into disrepair and was used only as a hunting lodge. Towards the end of the 20th century, the deserted building was increasingly invaded by the surrounding undergrowth.

After comprehensive restoration work and additions in 2005, it recently opened as a hotel and meeting centre. An old well, apparently dating back to an 11th-century stronghold, was found and renovated in a restoration. A second tower was added at the far end of the castle to house a lift.

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Founded: 1860
Category: Palaces, manors and town halls in Luxembourg

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raju akulwar (8 months ago)
Great hospitality. Beware if you are vegetarian, then you have only 1 or 2 options in food ..
Bart Doyen (Bartromoleus) (9 months ago)
Very nice stay, excellent room (superior) with big and cozy bed. Appreciated the bathtub in the room, though it may not be for everyone (the curtain hides little to nothing). Perfect for a couples weekend. Excellent breakfast!
Eulecia MG (12 months ago)
Awesome place! A haven of peace and tranquilty. I had a great massage and facial skin care. My room was just PERFECT! Spacious with the bathtub in the middle. I loved it!!! For me, the one and only negative point was the quality and variety of the food. It wasn't in line with expected standards (dinner and breakfast). But I will go back for sure!
Sarah Derengowski (17 months ago)
Room was beautiful. We used the in room dining experience and took a vegan option was was delicious. Also used the spa. My only negative is the spa was crowded and people sat around had no masks so we left straight after the treatments but apart from that it was perfect
Amanda Gardner (2 years ago)
Get there early! Food was really good! I say this as a very picky eater when it comes to restaurants as we are used to delicious Italian food and good seafood. We chose the seafood dish and were not disappointed. Staff was very friendly and gave us free hot wine to sit next to the romantic fireplace. Rooms were meh, but in pandemic times, we were lucky to get out of our house and get a spa session to ourselves and will not complain!:)
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