Casemates du Bock, Luxembourg City

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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. Plan your visit to Casemates du Bock and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Luxembourg City itinerary maker.
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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.
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  • We stumbled upon the Bock by accident but the views from it are amazing! It is a world heritage listed site. On one side you can see the Catholic Church with terrace gardens and the river flowing alon...  more »
  • I was exploring Luxembourg on my own while the other half was working and this was a good way to spend some time out of the sun on a hot day! The history of the place is very interesting and the infor...  more »
  • Great historical place, but not much to do after a while. 1h there is more than enough. Wish they would have posters in English . French & German only..  more »
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  • If you're going to go here, be prepared for a lot of climbing. Be careful when going up or down the stairs as they're slanted. Bring a torch (or phone flashlight) and remember where you've been. It will make leaving easier. It's quite easy to get lost here, there are a lot of dead ends.
  • Really nice experience. Its basically a cave with many paths. If you are not into it is better not to go. However i loved the experience, the view is great and its a big area down there.
  • Great view both frommtge bridge and down below from the canon ports and windows. Guided tour is great if you are interested in history.
  • Take the tourist train (45min) and you can see a lot. The traffic is sometimes busy so this is a good option. Sit back and relax.
  • Was nice and interesting. But i think what would make it truly interesting is the stories that go with it. But for that you need a tour.