Bourglinster Castle, locally also known as Burg Linster, lies in the village by the same name, south west of the town of Junglinster in Luxembourg.
Bourglinster castle was first mentioned in 1231. In the second half of the 14th century the castle was owned by the Lords of Orley.
In 1421 the castle became a 'Ganerbenburg'; which meant that it was owned and lived in by several noble families. In this case the Orley, Hammerstein, Bettstein, Waldeck and Metzenhausen families. All the rules of this joint ownership were laid down in a 'Burgfrieden'; a Castle Peace.
Bourglinster Castle was probably founded in the late 10th century. It consisted of a upper and lower castle. The lower castle was probably finished in the early 15th century. The moat was dug out in the 15th century, but did not protect the castle quite as was intended to for in 1682 and again in 1684 French troops attacked and destroyed parts of the castle. Almost all the buildings of the lower castle were demolished in the late 17th century.
Around 1850 the castle was sold by its last noble inhabitants and was transformed into a farm. In 1968 the castle was bought by the State of Luxembourg and was restored. Restaurations works ended in 1988. Bourglinster Castle now houses an exquisite restaurant and is a venue for various cultural events.
A nice and friendly castle. You can't visit the interior, only as a guest of the restaurant. But you can walk around it through the lower castle.