CITY OF LUXEMBOURG
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member holy-ghost
N 49° 36.705 E 006° 08.195
32U E 293153 N 5499403
Quick Description: The ancient quarters and fortifications of the city of Luxembourg have been included on the world heritage list of Unesco in December 1994.
Location: Luxembourg
Date Posted: 8/30/2008 8:37:43 AM
Waymark Code: WM4J8T
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Tervas
Views: 67

Long Description:
Because of its strategic position, Luxembourg was, from the 16th century until 1867, when its walls were dismantled, one of Europe's greatest fortified sites. It was repeatedly reinforced as it passed from one great European power to another: the Holy Roman Emperors, the House of Burgundy, the Habsburgs, the French and Spanish kings, and finally the Prussians. Until their partial demolition, the fortifications were a fine example of military architecture spanning several centuries.

(From the Unesco World Heritage internet page)
Type: Site

Reference number: 699

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