The Grand Duchy of Luxembourg “Gibraltar of the North”

  The Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, referred to as Luxembourg (Luxembourg), has its capital, Luxembourg City. Luxembourg is located in northwestern Europe, close to France, Germany, and Belgium. It is the only surviving Grand Duchy on the European continent. In history, Luxembourg has been on the main road between Germany and France. Because of its unique terrain, it has always been an important military fortress in Western Europe, so it has been dubbed the “Gibraltar of the North”. This pocket-sized country with an area of ​​only 2,586 square kilometers is a highly developed country with the highest degree of wealth in the world. Luxembourg is also one of the founding members of NATO and the European Union. Numerous core institutions of the European Union are located here, such as the European Court of Justice, the European Court of Auditors, and the European Investment Bank. capital”. As the name suggests, Luxembourg is a country intertwined with “forests” and “castles”. With beautiful natural scenery and historic castles, every place is fascinating.
Witness the Petros Canyon of the past wars

  What impressed me the most in this small place is the Vallée de la Pétrusse (Vallée de la Pétrusse). The world-famous Petros Grand Canyon is also known as the Grand Canyon of Luxembourg. It is about 100 meters wide and 60 meters deep. It is the natural boundary between the old and new urban areas of Luxembourg City. Luxembourg, which has always played a role as a military powerhouse in history, used the natural terrain to build the Petros Fortress with artillery gates, barriers and secret passages on the natural rocks of the gorge. They are all witnesses of the wars of the past. Constitution Square is the best place to enjoy the scenery of the Grand Canyon. On one side of the square, there are ancient stone steps leading to the canyon. The deep and long gorge, the gurgling stream, the lush and lush trees on both sides of the sky, in the lush greenery, looking up, the gorge is more magnificent, and the power derived from the beauty of nature raises a deep awe in the heart. The beauty of Luxembourg is like an ancient book, waiting for you to dig out and savor it carefully.
Adolf Bridge across Petros Canyon

  As one of Luxembourg’s landmarks, the Adolphe-Bréck Bridge (Adolphe-Bréck), whose name is derived from the Grand Duke Adolphe, symbolizes Luxembourg’s independence. This is a viaduct made of stone. The bridge was built at the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century, to the northwest of Luxembourg Station. This bridge is also one of the outstanding buildings in Europe and is famous for having the largest stone arch in the world. The bridge is 46 meters high and 84 meters long. The arches supporting the bridge are symmetrical, giving people a spectacular view. The Adolphe Bridge spans the Petros Grand Canyon, connecting the new and old urban areas of Luxembourg. It is also another good place to enjoy the natural beauty of the Grand Canyon. Looking from the distance, overlooking, the ancient castle in the natural greenery, is the unique taste of security that belongs to Luxembourg.
Medieval and Gothic architecture Grand Ducal Palace

  When visiting the Grand Duchy, you must check in the Grand Duchy’s palace. The majestic and majestic Grand Ducal Palace (Groussherzogleche Palais), built in the 16th century, is located in the ancient city in the center of Luxembourg. It is the official residence and main office of the Grand Duke of Luxembourg. The Grand Ducal Palace was the city hall of Luxembourg City from 1572 to 1795 and became the palace of the Grand Ducal of Luxembourg after 1890. The entire palace is made of honey-colored stones, blending medieval and Gothic architectural styles, with symmetrical design and exquisite and elegant interior decoration. Stop and take a closer look. The ingenuity in the details is often impressive. The beauty of architecture is also the beauty of art.

“The Most Beautiful Balcony in Europe” Luxembourg Castle

  Luxembourg Castle, also known as the Bock Fortress (Casemates du Bock), was built in 1644. It is located on the headland in the northeastern part of Luxembourg’s old town. It is the oldest site in the city and one of the most important fortresses in Luxembourg. The rocky cliff tower of the castle is surrounded on three sides by the Alzette River, and the natural defense is like a gift from nature. Below the castle are tunnels and bunkers excavated from hard rock, which are more than 20 kilometers long. Moreover, the defensive passages are built on different geographical levels and extend down 40 meters at the same time. The construction project is unimaginable arduous and complicated. Such a unique terrain is naturally coveted. The Burgundians, Habsburgs, Spaniards, Prussians and French all competed and fought for this.
  In 1867, the fortress was demolished, but the 17-kilometer-long fort inside the city wall is still well preserved, and was listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1994. There is a walkway in Burke Fortress, the famous scenic corridor, and it is also known as the “most beautiful balcony in Europe”. Stop and look into the distance to get a panoramic view of Luxembourg city. When the eyes returned to the old castle, the bricks and stones contained the mottled vicissitudes of life endowed by history. Think about the ups and downs of history, and feel more about living in the present, we should cherish the time and diligently.