Walk in the footsteps of Wenceslas and discover the former fortress city’s most beautiful attractions!
The Wenzel Circular Walk guides visitors through the millennial history of the city of Luxembourg. This walk brings you to the oldest quarters of Luxembourg City as well as to some of the fortress works, which were inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage list in 1994. During this walk, you will discover, among many others, the Bock promontory (the cradle of the city); the castle bridge which was built in 1735, as well as the Corniche, also known as the “most beautiful balcony in Europe”.
Its name pays tribute to Wenceslas II, Duke of Luxembourg between 1383 and 1419, during whose reign a part of the third ring, the so-called Wenzel wall, was erected to protect the inhabitants of the valley.
It is possible to book this tour as a guided tour.
The route starts with a visit to the archaeological crypt of the former count's castle, the actual cradle of the city and the country (963). The path follows fortifications from the Middle Ages, the Spanish period (XVItth century), Louis XIV (1684) and other eras. The Wenceslas Wall was once 875 m long and equipped with 37 towers and 15 gates. One of them is the Gothic "Dinseltor". The mighty fortress towers of the Rham plateau now belong to the newly laid out path. The four defense towers have been completely restored and shine in new splendor. The moat was exposed again. The casemates are accessible. It is believed that this part of the wall was built in 1420 and 1424. The railway line to Liège has been running through reinforced fortifications since 1862. At that time it was feared attacks with armored trains. There is a new panoramic viewpoint not far from the railway bridge. The tour continues to the barracks built under Vauban. The defense towers provide a previously unknown panoramic view of the Corniche, the Cité Judiciaire and the red bridge.
For your safety
Steep circuit with stairways and climbs. Certain parts are not passable with strollers and wheel chairs.
Put on good shoes. No special equipment required.
Getting there: Get off the bus at the Bockkasematten stop
Parking: Parking along the street