City of Luxembourg:its Old Quarters and Fortifications

Namhansanseong World Heritage Center

Namhansanseong World Heritage Center
Gwangju-si, South Korea

Owing to its strategic position, Luxembourg was, from the sixteenth 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 for centuries.

Criterion (ⅳ): Fortified cities in Luxembourg such as this played an important role in European history for centuries. Important historic sites like remarkable forts set against a natural background and old quarters have been preserved in good condition.

Country: Luxembourg
Location: Luxembourg
Coordinates: N49 36 36, E6 7 59.988
Inscription year: 1994
Inscription criterion: ⅳ


  • Title: City of Luxembourg:its Old Quarters and Fortifications

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