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GeoWolf 12: The Castle of Bourscheid - OB1B4E
Eigenaar: GeoWolf
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altitude Hoogte: 335 meter NAP
location Provincie: Luxemburg > Luxembourg
type Cache soort: Multi Cache
size Grootte: Klein
status Status: Beschikbaar
time Tijd: n/b    wayTo Lengte: 3.00 km
hidden Geplaatst op: 09-05-2007
creation-date Gemaakt op: 10-06-2018
published-date Gepubliceerd op: 10-06-2018
last-mod Laatste verandering: 10-06-2018
Gevonden 1x Gevonden
Niet gevonden 0x Niet gevonden
Opmerking 0 Opmerkingen
watchers 0 Volgers
visits 3 x Bekeken
votes 1 x Gewaardeerd
score Beoordeeld als: n/b
Aanbevolen 1 x Aanbevolen
Deze cache is aanbevolen door: harrieklomp
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description Beschrijving EN

Located on a promontory overlooking the river Sûre, the castle of Bourscheid is gradually restored to its former splendor. Eleven watchtowers and a massive ring wall make the impressive fortification an excellent example of the medieval castle building. Prepare yourself for stunning views in every direction. This is Luxembourg at its best!

Stone constructions in the centre of the enclosure date back to the 10th century, but archaeological excavations have yielded traces of earlier wooden defense structures from Carolingian, Merovingian and even Roman times.


Construction of the extensive circular wall began in 1350. It was completed in 1384, together with the Stolzemburger house in the lower area of the castle. In years following a dungeon was hewn into the naked rock, with a bakery-house on top of it. A chapel was built and the warden's house with its two towers was erected to form the entrance. Palissades protected the square in front of the gate, where justice was spoken under a lime tree.

In 1512 the last member of the house of Bourscheid died and the castle began to delapidate. From that time onward only bailiffs lived in the Stolzemburger house, which was rearranged as a residence in 1785. The last bailiff deserted the castle in 1803. For more than a century and a half Bourscheid castle was privately owned. In 1972 the State of Luxembourg acquired the ruins and started the restauration work, first on the Stolzembourg house. Archaeological excavations probed into the ancient past of the castle. The recent publication of the Bourscheid archives, which were recovered in Gemunden in Germany, greatly enlarged our knowledge of the castle and its former inhabitants.

Park your car at N49°54.365' E006°04.650' and walk to ...

WP1: N49°54.350' E006°04.685'

The DAY they planted a tree. A = ...

The YEAR it was planted. B = ...


Navigate to ...


WP2: N49°54.760' E006°04.400'


How many benches are located here? C = ...


Descend to ...


WP3: N49°54.768' E006°04.682'


Walk in the direction of the castle and ascend to ...


WP4: N49°54.435' E006°04.900'


The name of the place. Count the letters. D = ...


Walk (or drive) to the ...


CACHE: N49°54.(600 / C + A - D)' E006°05.(B - 1934)'


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The Castle of Bourscheid
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