I visited this castle in 2007.
Schuttbourg Castle lies above the valley of the Clerf stream between the villages of Consthum and
Kautenbach in Luxembourg.
It is unknown when Schuttbourg Castle was built, although some sources say it dates back to the
12th century. It was first mentioned in the 15th century. It was the possession of the Lords of
Fischbach who later sold it to the Lords of Clerf.
In the beginning of the 20th century it was a ruin.
In 1936 it became private property and was
rebuilt into a youth hostel, which opened in 1939. In the Second World War the castle was damaged
severely during the Ardennes Offensive. In 1950 these damages were repaired.
The castle is now still private property. Some sources say that at present it is owned by two
engineers who are rebuilding it. However when I visited I could not see signs of recent activity
at all, besides a rusted scaffold. Even the forest road leading up to the castle was very much
overgrown. A very nice, secluded and small castle.
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