Luxembourg: Luxembourg City – The Bock

The cliff known as the Bock form a natural fortification of Luxembourg City, dividing it into Upper and Lower City. The river Alzette curved around the cliffs, and it was here that the city of Luxembourg was founded in 963. Over the next thousand years these Bock cliffs were fortified, built upon, attacked, and laid siege countless times as pretty much everybody – Austrians, Spanish, British, Prussians, and French – vied for the prize of Luxembourg. Today, you can walk along, beneath, and on top of the Bock walls and cliffs with spectacular views all around.