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Exploring Luxembourg’s Casemates

February 26, 2017

It’s surprising how little I have to say about Luxembourg. It’s like, yeah it’s beautiful. Look at these pictures, aren’t they nice? And we’re done, let’s talk about Berlin some more!I swear I loved Luxembourg. Probably more than any other place on my Benelux Interrailling trip but I can’t bring myself to write about it. Probably because I’m straying away from fact-based blog posts and opting to write more about my experiences in these places. And in all honesty… not much happened in Luxembourg.The heat made it impossible for us to do much and we spent the majority of the time hanging out in shaded buildings. You should have saw us, dodging the sun and creeping from building to building like sad vampires, trying not to burst into flames. Luckily this meant Luxembourg’s most famous tourist destination was right up our street.Bock Casemates is the remains of Europe’s most formidable medieval fortress now made up of many subterranean tunnels. Not only are the casematesĀ an interesting piece of history with excellent views, they’re also a nice way to keep cool in the scorching heat.It’s easy to get lost in the tunnels, some of them bring you back to where you started, others lead to a dead end, some end with a magnificent view over old town and make for great photographs. If you’re interested in history, there are guide books included in the entry price with lots of languages to choose from.However, most of our time was spent with our heads sticking out holes in the walls, pointing to scenery and saying, “I want to go THERE!”For history buffs, the casemates should be the first thing on your to-do list. But if you’re like me and only wanted to see the views, you can see the same ones from the bridge and you’ll save some euros in the meantime.

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