Architecture of Luxembourg
Although some early stone architecture from the Roman times and prior exist in Luxembourg, they are little more than building bases
today. The earliest major architectural achievements that remain today are from
the Gothic period and latter.
The country contains many old castles and other fortifications. The Castle of Vianden
(1000s-1200s), Beaufort Castle (1000s), and Clervaux Castle (built in the 1100s,
reconstructed in the 1900s) are all excellent examples of Romanesque or Gothic architecture
and symbolize the importance of Luxembourg's location
and need for fortifications. The Abbey of Echternach (600 or 700s, rebuilt in the
1000s) is a church from this same time in the same style.