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Belgium Castle-farm of Oultremont

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The castle-farm of Oultremont in Warnant has been the ancestral residence of the Counts of Oultremont since its construction in the 16th century. Built on a wooded site, with its farmhouse with two barns, its chapel and its gardens, the castle is a remarkable ensemble, witnessing the evolution of defensive architecture from the Middle Ages to the end of modern times. It is undoubtedly in a dungeon that its origin must be sought. In 1636, the first castle was destroyed and burnt down by Croatian militia during the Thirty Years' War.
The present edifice, however, dates mostly from the 17th and 18th century and was built in typical Mosan style, blending red bricks and grey stones.
The castle grounds are equipped with several harquebusieres. Although the castles of this period no longer play a strategic role, they still serve as places of refuge where people go to feel safe during the many wars that are fought on the territory of the Principality of Liège. Their walls still provide protection from a band of looters or deserters.
The House of Oultremont has its roots in the same village since the 11th century, which makes it one of the oldest families in Belgium. It is a very rare case in the eventful and troubled history of Belgium that a family should remain in possession of the place of which it bears the name uninterruptedly since the Middle Ages.
Crowd Factor Nearly no other people
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Sunrise & Sunset 06:36 - 18:56 | current local time: 13:31
Photo Themes Castle Castle-farm
Locations Oultremont
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