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The castle

Since its construction, over 360 years ago and apart from a few additions and modifications during the last centuries, Beaufort’s Renaissance castle has never suffered any damage and has remained virtually unchanged.
It was built by a major Luxembourger, Jean Baron de Beck. Born in 1588 in Luxembourg-Grund, Jean Beck was the son of a riding messenger of the Luxembourg Provincial Council from Saarburg in Lorraine, France, and departed from a humble background to make a fantastic military career.
Today, the prestigiously furnished interiors as well as the flourishing gardens, the surrounding stables and the distillery are maintained in the same condition as they used to be when its last owners and residents were still living in the castle.
Anne Marie Linckels-Volmer died on 8 August 2012 at the age of 97. After the death of her husband, she acted as the last veritable „chatelaine“ of Beaufort for over 37 years. Anne-Marie Linckels-Volmer left „her“ castle in perfect condition for the government and the public. All interiors remain as they had been during Madame Linckels-Volmer’s lifetime.
The medieval Castle of Beaufort was built between 1150 and 1650, during three different construction periods. Walter from Wiltz was the first lord of Beaufort.
After the second half of the 18th century it had been uninhabited for a long time and was only used as a quarry by the residents of the surroundings.
In 1928, the new owner of the castle, Edmond Linckels, started to undertake larger repairs and cleaning works in the castle’s ruins which had been neglected for 300 years. It was also him who opened it to the public in 1932.
In 1988 the site was classified as an historical monument.