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des ducs de Lorraine (Castle of Dukes of Lorraine or Sierck Castle) may have been a Gallo-Roman fort, but the first historical document of the castle date from 1067.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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Bruno Kowerski (9 months ago)
it's a shame that rooms are so small and a little bit dirty but on the upside there is a pool and a beautiful view on the mountain
Moon Lanced (10 months ago)
A small but interesting castle.
TITOU TITOU (16 months ago)
Nice walk tour
Eugen Safin (2 years ago)
Very impressive place with an interesting history. Good for family visit with kids.
Damian Kulik (2 years ago)
Nice place to visit, 1h required to walk around
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