Raaf Castle

Raaf Castle

Belgian Castles

Raaf Castle

Raaf Castle, locally known as Burg Raaf, lies north east of the village of Eynatten, in the Liège province in the Wallonia region in Belgium.

Raaf Castle in its present appearance dates back to the 15th or 16th century and was built as a moated rectangular tower house. Its foundations however date back to the 14th century when it was owned by a Jean Krummel d’Eynatten and known as Rave Castle. The corner turrets are said to date back to the 18th century but are possibly much older.

Ownership history of Raaf Castle is rather complicated and uncertain. At first it was in the hands of the Krummel family until the 17th century when it was owned by the De Moers family. Later it was also owned by the De Groenendael, De Lamboy, Schmetz, Coenen, Hertzog and Jennen families.

The castle has been uninhabited since the 1830’s and has fallen to ruin since.

The castle is situated on private property and can not be visited. The castle farm is still inhabited. This is a very romantic nice ruin.

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