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The Bock (Luxembourgish: Bockfiels) is a promontory in the north-eastern corner of Luxembourg City's old historical district. Offering a natural fortification, its rocky cliffs tower above the River Alzette which surrounds it on three sides. It was here that Count Siegfried built his Castle of Lucilinburhuc in 963, providing a basis for the development of the town which became Luxembourg. Over the centuries, the Bock and the surrounding defences were reinforced, attacked and rebuilt time and time again as the armies of the Burgundians, Habsburgs, Spaniards, Prussians and French vied for victory over one of Europe's most strategic strongholds, the Fortress of Luxembourg. Warring did not stop until the Treaty of London was signed in 1867, calling for the demolition of the fortifications. Ruins of the old castle and the vast underground system of passages and galleries known as the casemates continue to be a major tourist attraction.
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Since I am a native Luxembourger I have been here multiple times. Of course it becomes boring when you visit it too often. However, visiting it every few years is amazing and visiting it for the very first time even more so. You van actually experience a bit of history. Just be careful as the steps can be very narrow.
Very interesting touristic activity to walk a path inside a very old fortress. You can do it really fast just to have a different sightseeing of the Luxembourg city from several windows, or taking your time to read all the information and learn about it. Closed during cold moths, because it gets cooler inside, so great for summer. Sad that they closed a part of it to public so now is only a shorter walk than it used to be.
I am not satisfied with the visit, I expected something more than just galleries to walk through. Although, the sights are amazing you can enjoy them from the top of the bridge. Therefore, in my opinion a 7 euros ticket is expensive
Really neat place with lots of tunnels to explore. I wish there was a bit more explanation of what the various tunnels and chambers were used for, though. Cheap entry fee with historical info in German and French.
Take note that they're not open during winter. Check the official website for dates. Even if it's not open, you can explore around to get some pretty good views. It's amazing how integrated the casemates are with the city. Will definitely visit again.
Very interesting place to see. Might be a bit triggering for those with claustrophobia in some places but there is a nice view on the city from that point. I'm giving 4/5 for the price to quality ratio. Overall, good experience and would recommend it to others visiting Luxembourg.
This is a 'must visit' place in Luxembourg. Ticket price is €6. Place is awesome. Read a bit before going. Guided tour would have been better, but I didn't see any guide around.
A view across the valley is absolutely a must for any tourist. Steeped in history this is the ultimate place to stretch your legs and do a bit of a walkabout. I do envy the people who actually live in this valley.
Beautiful place with beautiful views. A lot of history hidden under. A must visit place in Luxembourg. Would have been more better if it had an audio tour.
One of the must do tourist attractions here. If you do the full length of the tunnels and move between the different levels it can be quite tiring. Some good views from the openings in the walls.
Wonderful place to be in. Very well maintained, best place to view the beauty of Luxembourg. River canal inbetween is next to perfect. It all looks just like a painting. There is a small bridge before entering the place, the view from there is just mind blowing. Must and must visit place in Luxembourg.
a journey through history! some nice spots for taking photos. entrance fee is reduced if you're a student. there are not many direction signs inside and you may get lost a little bit so don't forget to bring the map with you. also beware of the narrow and spiral staircases.
I rarely give places one star. The reason for this is because I didn't even have the opportunity to try anything. We walked in, took a little bit to be seated. After being seated no one brought us menus or said anything to us. We waited around 25 mins and the table next to us got sat and they received menus and help right away. We left after that. Not sure why this happened but wouldn't recommend this place.
Nice place to visit and see the history, if you have a booklet or a guide. Inside there is no information about what you are seeing or where to go. Would be a wonderful sightseeing visit if more was done to help visitors understand.
Pretty cool place. We didn't do a guided tour but wished we had. Not for anyone with claustrophobia.
We took a family trip to downtown Luxembourg to check out the ruins. We took the train from Wasserbillig. (Super affordable with the day fare for up to 5 people!) and enjoyed walking through the streets of Luxembourg. The castle was very interesting. However we ended up not actually walking through the castle itself because we all thought the price for admission was far too expensive!
Took the guided tour which cost extra. The tour guide Louis was very knowledgeable and able to answer questions. They offer Geman/English tour twice daily and French/English once daily. However, the front desk was a bit rude. The fort itself is mildly interesting at best, you get to see the medieval architecture. Not suitable for small children and mobility restricted visitors. Also, Cash only.
Very cool historic defense works! I suggest to take the guided tour because we almost got lost! There's stairways and hallways into every direction so we didn't know where we had been or still had to go. The view is great out of each window and there's some historic cannons to view as well. No information signs anywhere but that's probably in the guided tour.
Fantastic viewpoint with even its own photo point. The view from the top was fantastic to look at the lower points of Luxembourg. Didnt go in because of time reasons but would recommend visiting it for the scenery.
Beautifully maintained underground ruins. Tour comes with a booklet with details on different points of interest, but I found the path pretty confusing and had to do two circuits instead. There is also a guided tour available, though I couldn't take that, I believe it is more detailed than the booklet provided. All in all, pretty decent visit.