Bock Casemates
Rock with a view

Discover Europe's most beautiful rocktop!


Dive into the depths of our heritage

Key facts

Plan du site

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Construction year:



Austrian engineers


1 100 m²

Main Casemate :

110 m de longueur – 7 m de largeur

Unique features:

Superb views through the loopholes

Famous guests who have visited the Casemates du Bock:
  • Emperor Joseph II of Austria (1781)
  • Napoleon I  (1804)
  • Prince Henry of the Netherlands (1868)
  • Grand Duchess Charlotte (1936)
  • Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa (2000)

Legend of the beautiful Melusina

According to legend, Melusina was the wife of Sigfried, 1st count of Luxembourg, living in his castle on the rocky Bock promontory. On their marriage, Melusina required her husband never to see her during a particular day and night of the week. One fine day, unable to resist his curiosity, Sigfried spied her in her bath through the keyhole of her room’s door and discovered her fish’s tail. Melusina, noting that her husband was watching her, then vanished forever into the torrents of the Alzette river.


Self-guided tour:

Access 7 days a week, every 15 min, from 9:45 a.m. to 7:15 p.m. (final admission)

Closed on 25 December and 1 January

Exceptional opening on 20.07.2024 until 11:00 p.m. (final admission 10:00 p.m.) for the Blues' n Jazz Rallye

Maximum duration:

45 Minutes

Time slot to be respected! 

Entry not guaranteed beyond 15 minutes

10,00 € Adults
8,00 € Students and seniors
5,00 € Children from 4 to 12 years old
free For children under 4 years
Buy your ticket Guided tour

Practical Information


Montée de Clausen, Luxembourg
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+352 22 28 09

E-mail :

[email protected]

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