Citadelle (Citadel), Namur

Dating all the way back to the Roman era, Citadelle (Citadel), also known as "Castle of Namur," serves as one of the largest fortresses in Europe. Originally a protective space for military postings, the castle today is a tourist attraction and occasionally is rented out for events. Walk through the premises of the castle and explore the original rugged structure of the fortress walls. Next, go through the underground passageways, or "The Termite Nest of Europe," below the castle's grounds. Walking through the outdoor gardens is a great way to end your tour and gain some magnificent views of the surrounding city. If you don't want to walk the grounds, sign up for a Segway tour with a guide. Put Citadelle (Citadel) into our Namur attractions planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Namur.
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  • Here I was to the Geocacher event. The location is really worth seeing. The countless floors, corridors and sights invite you to linger and marvel.
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  • The Citadel has a very successful strategic location: It is located at the confluence of the rivers Sambr and Maas and therefore from two sides of the three available-surrounded by water. The earliest fortifications in the Citadel's territory belong to the 10th century. But since, like other cities of Lorraine, Namur has repeatedly besieged and passed from hand to hand, then just castle fortifications here was clearly not enough, and in the late XVII century just Omnipresent Vauban at the behest of Louis XIV rebuilt the castle into the citadel. But nevertheless, it is necessary to note, from the castle the towers of XII century and the inner yard-well, and now...
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  • This is the main attraction in Namur. Get lost for the day amongst the walls of the citadel and wooded hills overlooking the surrounding region. There is a great playground for the kids but it is not open in winter and there is a small entrance fee. The guided tour of the tunnels is great for a rainy day. Tours are available in English during the high season but places are limited so book ahead.
  • No entrance ticket. It is high so recommend to go up by car in case dont have time and health for walking. From the top look down, Namur is really beautiful.
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