Lorentzen Castle

Lorentzen Castle, locally known as Château de Lorentzen, lies in the village of the same name, in the Bas-Rhin department in France.

Lorentzen Castle dates back to the 14th century when it was built by Friedrich II, Count of Sarrewerden, to protect the border of his county. It was built as a square castle with round corner towers and a gate protected by 2  round towers. Of its 5 towers only the gate towers, one corner tower and the base of another corner tower remain. Originally it was circled by a moat fed by the River Eichel.

In the 16th century the castle underwent restoration works. It passed to the County of Nassau-Saarbrücken in 1683 after which it became a dowager's residence. During the French Revolution, at the end of the 18th century, the castle was divided into residential lots which were then sold as National Property.

At present Lorentzen Ducal Castle is private property and its structures are divided into several residences. So it can only be visited externally. A nice rural castle.


Gallery

Lorentzen Castle

Lorentzen Castle, locally known as Château de Lorentzen, lies in the village of the same name, in the Bas-Rhin department in France.

Lorentzen Castle dates back to the 14th century when it was built by Friedrich II, Count of Sarrewerden, to protect the border of his county. It was built as a square castle with round corner towers and a gate protected by 2  round towers. Of its 5 towers only the gate towers, one corner tower and the base of another corner tower remain. Originally it was circled by a moat fed by the River Eichel.

In the 16th century the castle underwent restoration works. It passed to the County of Nassau-Saarbrücken in 1683 after which it became a dowager's residence. During the French Revolution, at the end of the 18th century, the castle was divided into residential lots which were then sold as National Property.

At present Lorentzen Ducal Castle is private property and its structures are divided into several residences. So it can only be visited externally. A nice rural castle.


Gallery