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Bock Promontory  
   

Bock Promontory

In 963 Siegfried, Count of Ardenne, acquired this massive rocky ledge on which he built his castle and played a crucial defensive role. Surrounded on three sides by the Alzette Valley, the stronghold proved easy to defend. Inside the rock are the casemates of the Bock, which served as underground defense galleries.
Luxembourg City 'Gibraltar of the North'

April 26th 2005
It was raining the day we arrived in Luxembourg City, and as any semi-professional world traveler would do (tongue-in-cheek, of course), we had our rain gear and made ready use of it. The city’s history dates back to the year 963, when Siegfried, Count of the Ardennes, had a castle named "Lucilinburhuc" built on a rock overlooking the River Alzette. It was the famous French fortress builder Vau ... read more
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Luxembourg Flag Founded in 963, Luxembourg became a grand duchy in 1815 and an independent state under the Netherlands. It lost more than half of its territory to Belgium in 1839, but gained a larger measure of autonomy. Full independence was attained in 1867. Overr... ... read more
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