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Luxemburg city, Luxemburg - attractions, pictures

 

Well, yes: the city Luxemburg in Luxembourg. :) One of the few capitals of the world, called the same as the country. It, in principle, and understandably - the population of the capital is more than one-sixth of the total population of Luxembourg - as many as 100 thousand people. :)

 

 Luxemburg. Lower city

Lower city

 

The tour starts at Guillaume II Square. There is a tourist office, a small market and a monument to Wilhelm II (also Guillaume, in the French version) - the founder of the Grand Duchy of Luxemburg. I.e., the duchy, of course, existed before, but in 1866 the country finally gained independence.

 Luxemburg. Market in the Guillaume II square

Market in the Guillaume II square

 

 Luxemburg. The monument to Guillaume II

The monument to Guillaume II

 

The square is small and closely built up. Around there are administrative buildings, incl. the town hall and the ducal palace (it is also the Chamber of Deputies, since the palace is actually the duke's workplace, not the house).

 

 Luxemburg. Chamber of Deputies

Chamber of Deputies

 

Nearby the cathedral of the Luxemburg Our Lady.

 

 Luxemburg. Cathedral of the Luxembourg Our Lady

Cathedral of the Luxembourg Our Lady (XVII century)

 

I would not say that the cathedral is somehow particularly beautiful. Well, great, yes. There are almost no decorations. Inside, there's just a spacious hall. It is very similar to the Protestant church, although the cathedral is generally Catholic.

 Luxemburg. Cathedral of the Luxembourg Our Lady

Cathedral of the Luxembourg Our Lady (XVII century)

 

 Luxemburg. Cathedral of the Luxembourg Our Lady

Cathedral of the Luxembourg Our Lady (XVII century)

 

 Luxemburg. Crypt in the cathedral of the Luxemburg Our Lady

Crypt in the cathedral of the Luxemburg Our Lady

 

On the other side of the square is another church - St. Michael. The first church on this site appeared in the X century, but the present building was built under Louis XIV.

 

 Luxemburg. Church of St. Michael

Church of St. Michael
Eglise st. Michel (XVII century)

 

 Luxemburg. Church of St. Michael

Church of St. Michael
Eglise st. Michel (XVII century)

 

Too honest, I did not see anything particularly impressive.

 

 Luxemburg. House near the church of St. Mikhail

House near the church of St. Mikhail

 

Past the Church of Saint-Michel, a huge crowd of tourists falls out on the fortress walls of the rock Bock.

 

 Luxemburg. Fortress of Luxemburg

Fortress of Luxemburg (XVII century)

 

In addition to the remnants of the fortress walls, the rock is famous for its so-called. casemates - tunnels dug inside to a depth of 40 m. and a total length of about 17 km. (and once there were 23 km.) It's clear, all this is for defensive purposes. There is nothing to look at - just the punches of a different degree of width and height punched in stone. Some where there are windows outside.

 

 Fortress of Luxemburg

Fortress of Luxemburg (XVII century)

 

 Luxemburg. Casemates of the Rock Bok

Casemates of the Rock Bok

 

 Luxemburg. Casemates of the Rock Bok

Casemates of the Rock Bok

 

In casemates, tourists are allowed to enter, and it seems that all of them, after viewing the neighborhoods of the main square, disappear there :), because nowhere else in the city are there such crowds. Very few people go down, although there just something very beautiful. In general, it's good - you can safely walk and admire the cute houses.

 

 Luxemburg. Lower city

Lower city

 

 Lower City of Luxembourg

Нижний город Luxemburgа

 

There is also the Benedictine abbey of Neumünster with the church of Saint-Jean. The abbey is theoretically ancient, but the current buildings built in the XVII-XVIII centuries. Now it is a cultural center, only the church is used for its purpose.

 

 Luxemburg. Church of St. John

Church of St. John (XVII century)

 

 Luxemburg. Church of St. John

Church of St. John (XVII century)

 

 Fortress of Luxemburg, view from the Lower City

Fortress of Luxemburg, view from the Lower City

 

Another fortress of Luxemburg, or, more precisely, the fortress walls, are on Mount Kirchberg

 

 Luxemburg. Fortress on Mount Kirchberg

Fortress on Mount Kirchberg

 

There are almost no tourists here either, so there are no signs - climbing the mountain is necessary along the path through the forest, guided by intuition. :)
In addition to the walls, on the mountain there is a beautiful fort "Three Acorns" (Tyungen).

 

 Luxemburg. Fort "Three Acorns" (Tungen)

Fort "Three Acorns" (Tungen)

 

The only pity is that basically, this is the result of the reconstruction of the XX century - the original fort was almost completely destroyed at the end of the XIX century.

 

 Luxemburg. Fragment of the fortress wall with gates

Fragment of the fortress wall with gates

 

In general, the sights of the city of Luxemburg are mainly represented by the remains of defensive structures. The oldest historical sights of Luxemburg are not so old, and there are not too many of them, if you exclude all the same fortresses. In principle, in the duchy there are very small towns in which much more interesting.
Well, there remains, of course, the charm of the capital of one of the smallest countries in the world.

 

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