The Castle of Clervaux is originally a medieval castle built in several stages on a rocky outcrop overlooking the houses of the town. It is not possible to visit it, but it houses 3 very interesting museums: the Museum of the Battle of the Ardennes (winter 1944/1945), the museum models of Luxembourg castles and the photo collection “The Family of Man From Edward Steichen.
In the 12th century are built the first buildings for habitation by the Count of Sponheim, family with the Count of Vianden and it is in the 15th century that the Castle develops with the construction of the Tower of Burgundy which houses a prison. The Witches Tower built later will help to defend the building. It is in the 17th century that the modest homes will be replaced by reception halls, including the Knights Hall. Later administrative buildings and stables will complete the ensemble. Destroyed, the stones recovered from these last sets will be used to build a stately home in the park.
After its destruction during the Second World War, the Castle is acquired by the Luxembourg State which completely renovates the building.
The Museum of models of the Luxembourg castles traces the Luxembourg heritage. It will delight history lovers and model enthusiasts.
Do not miss the permanent photo exhibit “The Family of Man” by Edward Steichen, inscribed on the UNESCO Memory of the World Register in 2003. This legendary collection (more than 10 million visitors in the world) brings together 503 photographs black & white made by more than 270 photographers from 68 countries. Designed by Edward Steichen in 1955 for the MOMA of New York, this collection promotes peace and equality of men in a post-war context through humanist portraits.
To visit also in the city of Clervaux, the toy museum.
Possibility to visit the city of Clervaux, the church and the Abbey. Duration 3 hours.
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