Useldange Castle is a medieval castle in the town of Useldange, in the commune of Useldange, in the canton of Redange, in Luxembourg.
It was built in the 14th century and has been rebuilt and expanded several times. Sat atop a small hill overlooking the River Attert, the castle dominates the village.
There is a round tower in the ruins of the medieval castle on the outer wall. A bridge crossing the former moat provides access to the castle. It is a popular tourist attraction in Luxembourg and is open to visitors.
Location: 2 Rue de l’Église, 8706 Useldange, Luxembourg
History of Useldange Castle – Chateau d’Useldange
The castle was built during the 12th century when Useldange became a lordship. Theobald d’Useldange was an early lord.
After the Rodemacher dynasty died in the middle of the 13th century, Jean de Rodemacher married Irmgard de Boulay and became the legitimate owner in 1415.
Christopher of Baden was charged with maintaining the property after Maximilian I confiscated it in 1479. French and Burgundy wars resulted in severe damage to the castle and chapel. William of Nassau-Vianden sold the castle to François-Sébastien Baur of Everlange in 1674.
Useldange Castle fell into disrepair by 1903, and the chapel had been destroyed.
American immigrant Emma (Wolff) Kuhn purchased the ruins in 1924. After consolidating its walls, the family built a modern property over the ruins of the castle’s palace in 1934. There is now a town hall there.
Useldange Castle Medieval Festival Luxembourg
Every summer, Useldange hosts the Useldange Medieval Festival.
Thousands of people from Luxembourg, Belgium, Germany, and France descend on Useldange dressed in medieval costumes.
For the weekend, medieval re-enactors live in canvas tents below the Useldange Castle. There are also food and drink tents that look like caravans.
In addition to medieval jewelry, beautiful clothes, handicrafts, and an ironworks smithy, there was also a lot of medieval jewelry. You can buy medieval food at the stalls, for example, ham cooked on a spit.
People dressed up as monks, regal ladies, and various characters, adding to the atmosphere. A lute player plays in the background while jugglers and jesters entertain.
Different kinds of medieval music are played as part of the entertainment. Bagpipes, drums, and lutes are the norm here.
Other Things To Do In or Near Useldange Luxembourg
Some popular attractions in the area include the Château de Useldange, a medieval castle that is renovated and is now a cultural center; the St. Martin’s Church, a picturesque church with a history dating back to the 12th century; and the Useldange Mill, a water mill that is now a museum.
Additionally, the surrounding countryside offers many opportunities for outdoor activities such as hiking and cycling.
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