Sunday, 28 October 2012

699 LU - City of Luxembourg: its Old Quarters and Fortifications (1994)

Brief 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."

"由于特殊的地理战略位置,卢森堡从16世纪到19 世纪的1867年成为中立国前,一直都是欧洲最重要的要塞之一。卢森堡曾辗转落入欧洲各列强(神圣罗马帝国、勃艮第公爵、哈布斯堡家族、法国和西班牙国 王,最后是普鲁士人)的手中。其气势雄伟的城防工事是跨越了几个世纪的欧洲军事建筑的缩影,后被拆除,只剩少部分残余。"

Source UNESCO WH website
Courtesy of Luxi from postcrossing

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