Château des ducs de Lorraine

Sierck-les-Bains, France

The Château des ducs de Lorraine (Castle of Dukes of Lorraine or Sierck Castle) may have been a Gallo-Roman fort, but the first historical document of the castle date from 1067. However there is probably nothing left of this first castle. The current castle was built by the archbishop of Trier in the 15th century. French army conquered it in the 17th century and since 1661 it became part of the reign of France. The castle lost its defensive purpose and it was demolished in 1673. Later fortifications was re-enhanced and left to decay several times. In 1866 The Château was acquired by the city of Sierck les Bains.

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Founded: 11th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in France
Historical period: Birth of Capetian dynasty (France)

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Helen Hammond (4 months ago)
Beautiful views, great atmospheric historic site!
Floris Vermeulen (4 months ago)
Awesome experience for the family, especially for young kids. It's basic inside, but the castle is well-preserved and it has beautiful views of the valley. The local community organization that is maintaining and restoring the castle puts on fun events during the summer for kids and families.
Njook Chin A Fat (4 months ago)
Nice little castle. Imagine yourself in a bygone era with knight fighting to protect kings and queens.
Floris Douma (5 months ago)
Surprisingly well preserved fortress. Nice tour around the fortress with exciting stairs to chambers and side towers. Without high expectations I was quite surprised about the trip, and would recommend it. It would be even better to get even more context about all the sections
Hugo-Tanel Kaasik (6 months ago)
Great views
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