Continuing our current love-in with Luxembourg, Keven Erickson and Krystyna Dul chronicle the capital’s imposing fortifications, and top tourist attraction, in photos. Behold ‘The Gibraltar of the North’…

Taking advantage of the natural rock formations known as the Bock, these impressive feats of engineering overlook the entire city and are surrounded on three sides by the river Alzette.

“Luxembourg, this small country situated between Germany, France and Belgium is often just un-knowingly crossed on the way to some other parts of Europe. Whatever your final destination may be however, the capital is certainly worth a visit. Apart from its modern architecture and fancy shops, there is plenty of history to be discovered. The city and its fortifications date back to the 10th century and the Wenzel and Vauban circular walks will lead you to some of the most stunning parts of the city. Nowadays, the remains of this monumental fortress, once called ‘The Gibraltar of the North’, still amazes visitors although only 10% of the original structures still exist. A lot of it has been restored and bravely combined with modern architecture. Let our pictures encourage you to stop by next time you’re in the area!”

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For more info on the capital check out our weekend guide to Luxembourg and Luxembourg nightlife guide.

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