Vauban Circular Walk

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Vauban Circular Walk

Starting point

Bock Promontory, Montée de Clausen

Destination

Bock Promontory, Montée de Clausen

Distance

4,36 km

Duration

3:00 h

Difficulty

medium

  • Condition

Highest point

168 Hm

Lowest point

168 Hm

Pit Gelz

Description

The Vauban circuit takes visitors through the historic parts of the city of Luxembourg to the points of strategic importance in one of Europe’s most impressive fortresses.

The circuit bears the name of the famous French military engineer, active during the reign of Louis XIV, Sébastien Le Prestre de Vauban (1633-1707). Appointed commissioner for fortifications at the age of just twenty-two, Vauban built or enlarged more than 160 fortresses in total. When he arrived in Luxembourg with the French enemy troops, the Spanish held sovereignty over the fortified city, which from the Middle Ages onward had been ruled by a number of foreign powers in turn. 

Following the traces of Vauban (General Commissioner for Fortifications), you will discover sites that bear witness to Luxembourg’s military past, experience the medieval charm of the old Lower Town of Pfaffenthal and, from the fortified heights, enjoy breathtaking panoramic views of the city. Developed into a federal fortified city during the Prussian era, Luxembourg was deemed impregnable right up until its demolition.

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Contact

Address: Vauban-Rundweg
30, Place Guillaume II
L-1648 Luxembourg
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Phone:+352 22 28 09
E-Mail:touristinfo@lcto.lu
Website:https://www.luxembourg-city.com/en/place/tour/tour-vauban-circular-walk
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