Welcome Reception - Chateau de Bourglinster
Wednesday, September 18th 2019 from 7 p.m.
Bourglinster Castle was probably founded in the late 10th century. It consisted of a upper and lower castle. The lower castle was probably finished in the early 15th century. The moat was dug out in the 15th century, but did not protect the castle quite as was intended to for in 1682 and again in 1684 French troops attacked and destroyed parts of the castle. Almost all the buildings of the lower castle were demolished in the late 17th century.
Around 1850 the castle was sold by its last noble inhabitants and was transformed into a farm. In 1968 the castle was bought by the State of Luxembourg and was restored. Restaurations works ended in 1988. Bourglinster Castle now houses an exquisite restaurant and is a venue for various cultural events.
Gala Dinner - Les Rotondes
Thursday, September 19th 2019 from 8 p.m.
The Rotondes are two railway roundhouses with a diameter of 52 meters and built in the year 1877 for the storage of steam locomotives.
Rehabilitated and redeveloped, the two buildings are on the list of National Sites and Monuments to be preserved and now house the cultural center Les Rotondes.
The Rotondes host each year nearly 500 multidisciplinary events in the musical, artistic, scenographic, …
The Rotondes regularly offer art exhibitions, festivals, relatively intimate concerts and plays. The Rotondes are also displayed as a “talent scout” and a platform for conferences and societal debates.