BOURSCHEID – Château de Bourscheid

Bourscheid Castle is situated on an isolated promontory, accessible only from the north-west, 150 meters above the level of the river Sure, near the village of the same name.Probably built in the 10th century, when a stone construction replaced an earlier wooden defensive structure, Bourscheid Castle was first mentioned in a document in 1095. After 1512 the castle began to dilapidate when the last member of the Bourscheid family had died. From 1650 onward only bailiffs lived in the castle, more precisely the Stolzemburger House, since the great hall and the chapel were threatening to fall down.The castle was abandoned in the beginning of the 19th century and fell to ruin. In 1972 the castle ruins, which had been declared a national monument in 1936, were bought by the Luxembourg State and opened to the public. Since then parts of the castle were restored.

Release Dates

2004, 2008, 2009, 2014, 2016

Features

  • Coin Alloy Name: Alpaca 12
  • Coin Alloy Color: silver
  • Coin Diameter: 31
  • Coin Thickness: 2,25
  • Coin Edge: serrated, fine with script
  • City: BOURSCHEID
  • Country: Luxembourg
  • Available: yes
  • Location: BOURSCHEID, Luxembourg