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COUNT SIGEFROI - Luxembourg

COUNT SIGEFROI

Sigefroi The Fortress of Lucilinburhugh Review

Favorite thing: This must be the famous Count Sigefroi that first started building the fortress in 963. It was only first (and last) captured in 1443!

Review Helpfulness: 3 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Apr 4, 2005
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LUXEMBOURG - Luxembourg

LUXEMBOURG

Great defence The Fortress of Lucilinburhugh Review

Favorite thing: Imagine the cannon fire from these casemats. Below is a valley, an enemy could hardly approach unseen from this side.

Review Helpfulness: 3 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Apr 4, 2005
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LUXEMBOURG - Luxembourg

LUXEMBOURG

The gate The Fortress of Lucilinburhugh Review

Favorite thing: The fortress gate was built in 1735. Interestingly, when we entered Luxembourg by car and tried to find the youth hostel, we took a wrong turn and ended up in a tunnel. I now realise that the tunnel went all the way under the ancient quarters of the fortress!

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Apr 4, 2005
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Huge walls - Luxembourg
Huge walls The Fortress of Lucilinburhugh Review

Favorite thing: The wall on which I am standing used to be 7 meters higher than it is now. No wonder the fortress was never taken. Look down and see the car below, then you see how high it already is.

Review Helpfulness: 3 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Apr 4, 2005
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LUXEMBOURG - Luxembourg

LUXEMBOURG

World Heritage site The Fortress of Lucilinburhugh Review

Favorite thing: In 1994 the fortress and ancient quarters have been added to the Unesco World Heritage site.

Review Helpfulness: 3 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Apr 4, 2005
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LUXEMBOURG - Luxembourg

LUXEMBOURG

Casemats The Fortress of Lucilinburhugh Review

Favorite thing: The thick fortress walls still contain over 20 kms of walkable casemats which you can visit. You can see the entry when walking on the Montée de Clausen. If you're staying in the city hostel, you'll pass all this every day!

Review Helpfulness: 3 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Apr 4, 2005
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LUXEMBOURG GRUND - Luxembourg

LUXEMBOURG GRUND

Grund The Fortress of Lucilinburhugh Review

Favorite thing: This whole area is known as 'Grund' (that must translate to Ground').
The long building (under the cranes) in the background used to be a hospital with 3 meter thick walls to protect against cannonball fire. It is nowadays the national archive.

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Apr 4, 2005
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LUXEMBOURG - Luxembourg

LUXEMBOURG

Translation please! The Fortress of Lucilinburhugh Review

Favorite thing: Who can translate this:
Saecla Decem Replens Legat Vrbs Vestigia Prisca.

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  • Written Apr 4, 2005
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LEIDEN WALL POETRY - Luxembourg

LEIDEN WALL POETRY

A thousand years The Fortress of Lucilinburhugh Review

Favorite thing: The photos of Luxembourg as a fortress city merits some attention of its own. So I put them all in the General Tips. Here you see the city exists well over a 1000 years!

Review Helpfulness: 3 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Apr 4, 2005
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