Casemates du Bock, Luxembourg City

4.2
#1 of 25 in Parks in Luxembourg
Part of a World Heritage Site, Casemates du Bock once played a key role in a network of defensive underground passages. Originally stretching for over 20 km (12.5 mi), the honeycombed passageways housed garrisons of soldiers defending the city, along with their horses, weapons, and other essential equipment. Constructed in the mid-18th century, the casemates provided a shelter for nearly 40,000 locals during World War II. After exploring the city's underground history, enjoy sweeping views from the top of the casements. Expect lots of stairs and prepare for your walk by wearing a pair of comfortable shoes. Put Casemates du Bock and other Luxembourg City attractions into our Luxembourg City driving holiday planning tool , and watch your holiday take shape.
Create an itinerary including Casemates du Bock
map
Casemates du Bock Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.0
1,808 reviews
Google
4.4
TripAdvisor
  • Casemates along the Grund is breathtaking and the best thing in Luxembourg in my opinion. I went on beautiful sunny fall afternoon which made it even more outstanding. Take your time and walk along th...  more »
  • I will definitely be back to Luxembourg just to see this park during the spring or fall! It is completely unbelievable to have such an amazing spot just outside of the city centre! Can’t wait to see i...  more »
  • You can't upgrade from Luxembourg and don't stop at this wonderful place! Due to lack of time and, if we also want energy, we didn't take the guided tour inside the caves but also only the external view is charged.
    View original
Google
  • Nice if you like history and can understand what must have gone into building this. Some narrow staircases. Unfortunately very "touristy" dressed (spots, many signs etc...) However in some spots you do feel you are exploring and curiosity of what is behind the next corner takes over. Downside is that this never goes on for long and a lot of things just end in a dead way (closed doors or you just come back where you started)
  • Probably the main attraction in the city, often called 'balcony of Europe'! It's a beautiful place to go to. You can walk through the trails and centuries old tunnels. There are two lifts operating nearby, one of them with stunning view! The platform is made of glass even the floor so that you can look through under your feet! Caution: not for faint hearted! Enjoy travelling...
  • One of the main attractions of the city, a very nice place to visit and to work out after a good lunch. There are trails and tunnels into the rock. They give you a map with the rooms and tunnels but the drawing it’s not helpful. From its balconies there are some great views of the city.
  • A very interesting tourist attraction. It looks like just a dungeon in the mountains at the first sight. However, once you start exploring it, it becomes more and more interesting. In addition, it is also quite a good workout if you truly explored every corner of the site.
  • Admission 6 euro. Good long opening hours. Closes 830pm Lots of stairs but not needed to see the main gallery. Lots of little balconies/lookouts. I imagine it would be nice at blue hour for photos. It was raining when we went. 4 stars as I think they can put some more informative boards/exhibits to break the monotony. Once you go past the entrance it's a longish winding tunnel that starts to look the same, only different sizes and some rocks have moss. Can be completed in 30 minutes with photo stops.

Plan your trip to Luxembourg City

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Luxembourg City

With 24 districts making up Luxembourg City, you might have a hard time choosing what neighborhood you like best. For starters, look at accommodations in Ville Haute, the medieval center, where you’ll be at the heart of the city and within walking distance to main attractions as well as public transportation. If stunning views are what you’re after, look into Ville Basse, a central neighborhood in the city’s gorge. Gare is also well-located, home to the city’s main train station as well as many lively restaurants and cafes filled with locals. Whether you stay in one of the city’s few hostels or a hotel, be prepared for high prices.
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor

Plans in Luxembourg City by other users

5 days in Luxembourg BY A USER FROM LUXEMBOURG February, popular PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Belgium, Luxembourg City & Amsterdam BY A USER FROM IRELAND March, popular PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Luxembourg City, Brussels & Amsterdam BY A USER FROM IRELAND March, popular PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 38 days in Europe BY A USER FROM CANADA August, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 16 days in Germany, Prague & Benelux BY A USER FROM PUERTO RICO June, kids, popular PREFERENCES: June, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 11 days in Luxembourg City, Kaiserslautern & Munich BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 3 days in Luxembourg City BY A USER FROM ITALY March, popular PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Luxembourg City BY A USER FROM FRANCE April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 40 days in Europe BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA April, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 17 days in Europe BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, culture, romantic, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, culture, romantic, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 14 days in Europe BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 18 days in Belgium, Luxembourg & London BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE April, relaxing, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, relaxing, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans