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See Fortifications in Luxembourg

See Fortifications in Luxembourg

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The impressive fortifications of Luxembourg are a major attraction of this European capital city of the similarly named country. The ruins of these Luxembourgian fortifications, which were amongst the strongest in nineteenth-century Europe, were added to the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage list in 1993. Fortress Luxembourg Luxembourg city’s history goes back to the tenth century when Count Sigefroi of the Mosel picked the Bock promontory to erect a fortress. He called his castle Lucilinburhuc – the name evolved through the centuries to the French Luxembourg and the German Luxemburg. In English, the French spelling is mostly used. Luxembourg was originally part of the Holy Roman Empire but through history, the territory also found itself under control of Burgundians, the Austria...