Reinhardstein Castle is located in the High Fens region, in the municipality of Robertville. The stronghold was build in 1354 and got nearly destroyed in the 19th century. Currently the castle is inhabited but visit-able for tourists.
History of Burcht Reinhardstein
Reinhardstein Castle, also known as Burcht Reinhardstein, traces its origins to the year 1354, when Wenceslas of Luxembourg, then Duke of Luxembourg, granted permission to Renaud de Waimes to erect a stronghold in this strategic location. The castle’s construction served as a testament to the region’s turbulent past, a period marked by territorial disputes and the need for fortified outposts.
Aside from the castle and it’s beautiful surroundings, the area of Reinhardstein has another lovely hidden feature: The highest cascade in Belgium (approx 60m). However as spectacular as it sounds, it’s only a narrow stream of water, and you’re unable to see it’s entire height. Nevertheless it’s still a great destination to include into your hike. In order to reach the Reinhardstein waterfall, follow the hiking trail that leads down into the valley.
Reinhardstein Castle is located in the High Fens region, in the village of Ovifat and municipality of Robertville, province of Liège.
Parking & Accessibility
Reinhardstein Castle is accessible by car via “Chemin du Cheneux”. It’s a small bumpy road leading there. Limited parking places are available at roughly 600m from the castle entrance. Larger motorhomes beware:don’t drive past the first parking or you’ll have difficulties turning back around. Alternative parking can bij found near “Barrage du Robertville” along “Route du Barrage”. From there it’s a 1.5 km hike
The terrain is rough with lots of rocks on the ground. Good walking shoes are required if you plan to hike in the area.
Reinhardstein Castle is open to the public on weekends, public holidays, and specific weekdays during the summer months. There are guided tours in multiple languages.
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