Leuk castle consists of an early-Romanesque tower (11th-13th century), an attached dwelling house and a curtain wall. It has undergone repeated conversion and extension. The castle was the scene of witch trials in the 17th century.

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Rathausplatz 5, Leuk, Switzerland
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Founded: 11th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in Switzerland

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Wolfgang Godec (4 months ago)
Einmal im Jahr findet der Schlossmarkt Leuk statt. Für jeden ein Erlebnis, neben Marktständen quer durch die Altstadt auch viele tolle Veranstaltungen als Rahmenprogramm.
Matthias Schenk (5 months ago)
Ein sehr schönes renoviertes Schloss, mit wunderbarer Aussicht ins Rhonetal. Räumlichkeiten sind grosszügig bis zu 100/120 Personen. Geeignet für aller Art von Festlichkeiten. Musikanlage in 2 Räumen inklusive. Schöner Keller für Aperos. Ein Highlight ist sicher die Glaskuppel auf dem Turm und die Aussicht von jenem.
flyingmoket (10 months ago)
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Helene Hofer (12 months ago)
Sehr intessant. Beinhaus (bisher nur in den Katakomben in Rom gesehen). Hübsches altes Städtchen. Kleine Beizli. Sehenswert.
Anton Zhukov (2 years ago)
Great castle. And the staff is very friendly and helpful. Thank you for an excursion. It was a great experience!
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