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.
Criteria for inclusion as a World Heritage Site
|iv||To be an outstanding example of a type of building, architectural or technological ensemble or landscape which illustrates (a) significant stage(s) in human history.||All|
|Luxembourg City during World War 1 de en fr||0.5km||site_izi|
|UNESCO Bike Tour de en fr lb nl||0.3km||site_izi|
|UNESCO Promenade de en fr lb nl||0.3km||site_izi|
|Walk in the footsteps of migration in Luxembourg City de en fr||1.1km||site_izi|
|The Medieval City of Luxembourg de en fr||0.3km||site_izi|
|UNESCO Tour for All de en fr lb nl pt||0.3km||site_izi|
|European Bank of Investment||1.2km||site_brutalism|
About the source: UNESCO
Within UNESCO's broad remit, this specialised agency of the UN works towards international cooperation agreements to secure the world's cultural and natural heritage, designating venues of exceptional value as World Heritage Sites.