Castle Beaufort (Beaufort - in translation, as you might guess - "Beautiful Fortress") is located in the north-east of Luxembourg in the same town. I went there from Ehternach. By the way, buses run very irregularly. Beaufort Castle is at some distance from the town of Beaufort - close, but it was not so easy to find a way to go from the bus stop.
The castle began to be built in the XII century. The location is quite unconventional - Beaufort, although it is on a hill, is surrounded by even higher hills, i.e. from the defensive point of view, the meaning of its construction is rather doubtful.
But, nearby the river flows, now very small, and in the Middle Ages, probably, navigable. As far as the surrounding mountains you do not particularly care for the load, this river was an important transport artery and, most likely, to control it (and, probably, collect duties from merchants) the castle was built.
In the middle of the 17th century, when no strategic role was mentioned, Beaufort Castle moved to new owners who preferred not to repair, but to build a new modern castle nearby.
So the castle looked like in the heyday
What the castle is now. For the entry, of course, take money - at the time of my visit 5 euros. Inside the premises of different degrees of destruction, but, there are also preserved (or restored).
For entourage in some places put pieces of furniture (not original, of course). Especially lovingly, by tradition, recreated the torture. :)
I liked that in every room hung a picture depicting what this room served. Very comfortably.
In a new Renaissance castle I did not go - it really looks like a standard palace.
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