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Arenberg Festival

from 20 October 2018 till 20 January 2019

Leuven is devoting three months to five centuries of the Arenbergs. It has lined up two major exhibitions, a spectacular opening weekend and a whole host of other events in and around Leuven.

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WHO ARE THE ARENBERGS?

The Arenberg family has preserved its noble title for five centuries, firing our imagination along the way with fearsome names like ‘Terror of the Sea’ and ‘Wild Boar of the Ardennes'.

But who were these prominent figures really?

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THE ARENBERGS, A WIDESPREAD FAMILY

Through the centuries, the family Arenberg has built an immense network of buildings. With in Leuven the Arenberg Castle as a striking example. Other domains such as the Egmont Palace in Brussels and the park and castle of Enghien belonged to them.

The exhibition 'Power and Beauty' highlights some of their domains on the basis of maps and paintings.