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Bourscheid castle

 
Bourscheid castle Bourscheid castle is located on an isolated promontory, accessible only from the north-west, 150 meters above the level of the river Sre and 370 meters above sea level. Even today the ruins testify of an impressive fortification covering a surface of 12.000 square meters (151 meters long, 53 meters wide) and surrounded by a massive ring wall with 11 watchtowers. Bourscheid is an excellent example of the medieval castle tradition. The centre of the enclosure came into being around the year 1000 when a stone construction replaced an earlier wooden defense structure. Archaeological excavations have yielded traces of Ottonian, Carolingian, Merovingian end even Roman times. Initially, the little square near the tower w...
 

Nospelt

 
Nospelt Nospelt, 754 inhabitants is a part of the Commune of Kehlen, located in the canton of Capellen. Nospelt used to be the centre of the pottery in Luxembourg. Every year, on Easter Monday, is celebrated the Emaischen, a pottery market in the village of Nospelt. In Nospelt, you can find the pottery museum, run by the local historical association. In the forest round Nospelt, you can find ruins of gallo-roman houses. These were discovered in the 1960s by the former priest of Nospelt, Abb Georges Kayser....
 

Luxembourg City

 
Luxembourg City Luxembourg City is the heart of the country in cultural, political and social respect. It is not only the country's capital but also one of the three capitals of the European Community (the other two being Strassbourg and Brussels). Moreover, Luxembourg city is a banking centre and cosmopolitan town surrounded by magnificent historical fortifications, classified as world patrimony by UNESCO. The city is very pleasantly situated overlooking the Ptrusse and Alzette Valleys. Luxembourg was founded in 963 AD on a rocky outcrop known as the Bock, by Sigefroid, Count of Ardennes, who expanded on a roman castillium, thus laying the cornerstone of a fortress that later was to become Luxembourg City. While in no way comp...
 

Clervaux

 
Clervaux Clervaux is a medieval market town, set in a narrow valley and surrounded by wood covered hills. The imposing castle which dates back to the 12th century is the main attraction of the town. It is the age-old witness to the prestige and power of the knights and counts whose estates stretched far across country from St. Ingbert to Vianden and Prm. A venerable witness to a prestigious past, Clervaux castle now houses the offices of the local government, the reception of the Syndicat d'Initiative (local Tourist Office), a collection of models of Luxembourg's old fortified castles, a small war museum exhibiting weapons and souvenirs from the 1944-1945 Ardennes offensive (Battle of the Bulge), and the remarkable collectio...
 

 

 

 

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