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“Beautiful Castle Ruins and an excellent little hike” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Larochette Castle

Larochette Castle
Chateau, Larochette, Luxembourg
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Type: Castles, Cultural
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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“Beautiful Castle Ruins and an excellent little hike”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

The best view of the town and Castle is actually off of the main street on the right (across from the castle). There is a military jeep parked there and behind it you will see a sign on the building "Point de vue Himmelberg. Go up the steps and you find a little hiking path that 1/2 way up has a tree swing on it. Nothing like swinging from a tree while looking at a castle! At the top is a wonderful viewpoint of the town and the castle.

Larochette Castle is gorgeous. You can drive all the way to the top and park or take in the fresh air and hike up. It has been well restored with lots of fun passageways and view points that are perfect for imagining oneself (or your child's self) a King or Queen. Several of the rooms have paintings that show what would have been done in that room long ago. The town is very nice for walking with a small square housing a few restaurants. There is a great Jazz fair there in the Spring with several craft booths to keep the kids busy.

Visited April 2014
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Brussel
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“Even if you're not into castles, worth a visit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

This castle ruin is very wel restored. I loved the way that they managed to combine very modern elements with the castle ruin, so you get a good idea of how the castle used to be, without any "fake" elements added to it. You can climb to the castle from the city center, or drive up there. Entrance fee was only €3 (May 2014), definitely worth the visit.

Visited May 2014
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Carlsbad, California
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“Above the Valley...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

High above the Valley of the White Ernz river, you will find the ruins of the castle. Built in 11th century but largely destroyed by fire at the end of 16th century. Only the main building of the castle is more/less intact. Rest of ramparts, walls & towers are pretty much in ruin. The State acquired the ruins in 1979 and began ongoing restoration process.

Visited July 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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“Larochette Castle ruins”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

Medieval Castle ruins - impressive ruins restored in places. Attractive surroundings and worth a visit.

Visited April 2013
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Ockenheim, Germany
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“Cool Castle Ruins”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2012

As far as castle ruins, this is pretty cool. There isn't a lot of information, so you have to use your imagination, but other than that, it was fun to walk around.

Visited August 2012
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