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Vauban Circular Walk

On the traces of the military engineer Vauban

Vauban Circular Walk

The Vauban Circular Walk is named after the famous military engineer, Sébastien le Prestre de Vauban (1633-1707) who turned Luxembourg into one of Europe’s mightiest fortresses, which earned the city the nickname “Gibraltar of the North”. 

 

Discover the capital’s impressive fortifications in company of an official guide and learn more about the city’s tumultuous past!

 

The Vauban Circular Walk is one of the “Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe”.

Points of interest

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Vauban Towers

The Vauban Towers are named after the medieval constructions they replaced: the Eich Gate and the Bons Malades Gate. During the French siège, Vauban identified the largely u...

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Three Towers

The Three Towers belongs to historic monuments in Luxembourg-City. The square central tower dates from the time of the second fortification ring (probably around 1200) while two ci...

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Rham Plateau

In bygone days people lived on this high ground, which was washed around on three sides by the Alzette. After the 15th century the third ring linked it to the protected part of the...

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Bock Promontory

In 963 Siegfried, Count of Ardenne, acquired this massive rocky ledge, the cradle of the city of Luxembourg, through bartering with the Saint Maximin Abbey in Trier. The rock on wh...

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Fort Thüngen

Named after the Austrian commander-in-chief of the fortress, Baron of Thüngen, it was built in 1732 to enclose the defence work called Redoute du Parc (Park Redoubt) set up by...

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Fish Market

As the former crossroads between two Roman roads, it is the historical centre of the Old Town. The first markets took place here, on the forecourt of the castles of the Dukes. At t...

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Holy Ghost Citadel

Among historic monuments in Luxembourg, the Holy Ghost Monastery was founded in 1234 on the square bearing the same name. As the third ring was built in the 14th century, the plate...

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Infos

Duration
3 hours

Number of people
max. 10

Map

Price

For regular guided tours:

Prices

Group from 1 to 10 people 150€

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