Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Sights and Scenes: Luxembourg

Fortress of Luxembourg
6 Aug, 2014 | From Fabienne of Luxembourg

Top: (from left) Rocher du Bock, Casemates, Tour espagnole
Bottom: Les 3 Tours, Circuit Vauban/Porte des Bons Malades

The Fortress of Luxembourg refers to the former fortifications of Luxembourg City, the capital of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, which were mostly demolished in 1867. Because of its strategic position, Luxembourg was, from the 16th century until 1867, when its walls were dismantled, one of Europe's greatest fortified sites. The City of Luxembourg was one of the largest fortresses of modern Europe which was constantly strengthened and reinforced as it passed successively into the hands of the great European powers.

Fabienne arranged this swap as early as July to collect postcards with birthday greetings for her boyfriend's birthday this November.

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