The fortress has four main towers, all facing the Mosel River. The main entrance is also along the river, with a small, hidden entrance to the rear of the structure near the town. Most of the buildings in the fortress were removed by the French, but an officers' quarters, gun powder storage room, and a latrine remain. Look for the dungeon as...more
In the 11th Century, the Fortress at Sierck-les-Bains was built by the Germans to defend the approach routes from France along the Mosel River into the heart of Germany. The fortress was eventually turned over to France, but not until 500 years after it was built, around 1661.From the top of the castle, you have a great view of the village of...more
Standing on the road looking up, you see the citadel.
Some more drawings on the Kreuder House.In 1581, after a huge fire, the cloth manufacturer Kreuder reconstructed his house under this arch and made on the excisting front above the date, a medaillon with in it scales surrounded by the 3 crosses of Lorraine and 2 bars to emphasize the dependency to the duke of Lorraine and the bar.The entrance port,...more
Here you can see how the Kreuder House is situated underneath the arch.Click on the photograph to get a somewhat better view.On the left you can see the road that leads to the castle. As written: underneath the foot of the fort is another characteristic and pittoresque paved little road which gives access to the outbuildings of the houses of the...more
The Kreuder House. We found this a very interesting building because it is build under an arch way.To the right of it a step lead up to a narrow alley between the second floors of houses on either side.Dogs barking, gardens, and no people, because it was close to tea time (I think hehe).more