Discover Benelux, Issue 42, June 2017

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Discover Benelux  |  Attraction of the Month  |  Luxembourg

AT T R A C T I O N O F T H E M O N T H , L U X E M B O U R G

See, feel and smell the Middle Ages TEXT: SONJA IRANI  |  PHOTOS: CHÂTEAU D’USELDANGE

If you are curious about what it was like to live in medieval Luxembourg, the free and remarkably original exhibitions at Château d’Useldange will do the trick.

guests. With information boards that can be palpated as well as audio presentations at every stop, the culture trail was developed under the patronage of UNESCO.

Two towers are what remain of the former fortress, which now hosts two fascinating exhibitions. One tells the history of the fortress itself, which roughly spans a time period from the ninth until the 19th century. The other displays all about daily life in the Middle Ages.

“The first stop on the trail is an underground crypt which hosts a touchable model of the fortress,” explains castle representative Tom Lehnert. “Examples of other stops include wayside crosses from all over Luxembourg, a display of the local birds, an exhibition about a local witch trial as well as a vegetable, fruit and herb garden. Here, our visitors can even smell the Middle Ages.”

The exhibition that the Castle of Useldange is most famous for is its so-called culture trail. Comprising 16 stops, this trail has been specifically designed to meet the needs of visually impaired 74  |  Issue 42  |  June 2017

The highlight of the time-travelling activities at Château d’Useldange is the

weekend-long Medieval Festival at the beginning of June. In Useldange, nature is never far away either. The many local hiking and bicycle paths, as well as the river Attert, offer a great way to relax and recharge your batteries.

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