Reinhardstein Castle

Waimes, Belgium

Reinhardstein Castle is located in valley of the Warche, in the village of Ovifat in the municipality of Waimes (Weismes). It was built in 1354 for Wenceslaus of Luxembourg, while still Count, by his vassal Reinhard of Weismes.

In 1550 following the marriage of Anne Naussau to Guillaume of Metternich, Reinhardstein became the property of this important Rhineland family, until the French Revolution. Abandoned, it fell progressively into important ruin.

In the 19th century it was nearly destroyed by quarrying, and since 1969 has been reconstructed.



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Founded: 1354
Category: Castles and fortifications in Belgium


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Tony Roma (15 months ago)
Fantastic castle and surrounding area. Largest waterfall in Belgium and short hikes to the views from the surrounding hills. Highly recommend. Try their private label beer also!!
Dr M (15 months ago)
Free parking within 10 min walk. Beverages and snacks available. Free public toilets available. Visiting is allowed only with guide, at certain hours. Guided tours only available in dutch or french. The castle has an interesting story and I've found the various exhibits inside quite interesting. They have branded beer..which is good.
Bogdan Florescu (18 months ago)
Rebuilt castle, but a wonderful experience, thanks to local guide, and well placed in the middle of hills, with a nice waterfall near the castle. Suitable for kids, above 4, otherwise difficult to hike to the waterfall. Free parking close by, small terasse to drink/eat something, and a souvenir shop. Enjoy this castle!
Geert Schneider (2 years ago)
It is a beautiful little castle, with the Christmas decorations it gave it even a more cozy atmosphere.
enrico camilli (3 years ago)
Well kept, wonderful position also for walks/trails, explanations a little bit long if you are with kids, but otherwise interesting, they also have a good coffee!
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