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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Bart Lo (18 months ago)
It's a nice castle in a nice surroundings. Even though we asked for English speaking guide when another couple joined our group (so total of 4 persons) guide continued in French and we were left with printouts.
Rick Ossendrijver (18 months ago)
Was really nice. Had a great tour with a lot of interesting information.
Suvojit Aown (19 months ago)
Nice small Castle inside the wild. We started from Brussels at 7 am. Reached Trons Pont by train. Took a bus to Wiemes. And then 5 kms walk to reach Barrage (Dam). From here it's 1 kms of hike to reach this beautiful castle.
Project Elara (19 months ago)
It's a lovely castle in the Belgium Ardennes. You can reach it by car quite close by or park at the dam parking and walk over the dam and through a bit of forest to the castle. They have little tours there a few times through the day, if you're interested to see a bit more of the castle. There are trails around the castle that will give you beautiful views during walks. The photos I've added are made on one of those trails behind the castle. You see a little waterfall which is just besides the backside of the castle and there are lovely little bridges to cross little streams. The little bridge in the photo was closed because it was broken down, so we had to cross the stream by stepping on some rocks in the stream which worked very easy for our family. The trails aren't buggy or wheelchair friendly, but our three year old did just fine by foot. Just the occasional hand when crossing a stream or climbing some little rocks, but nothing insane. I highly recommend this place and it's surrounding forest. There's a lovely campsite in a neighbouring village called Robertvile or maybe you'll enjoy a long weekend in Malmedy. Either way, this is a really nice addition to a lovely trip to this region.
Olaf Nieman (20 months ago)
Very nice place! Talks about only 10 minutes tours are highly exaggerated, ours took more than 1 hour and our guide was more than welcome to translate everything in English for my Brazilian boyfriend, even that we where on a Dutch tour. Very helpful!
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