Europe’s Most Beautiful Balcony, Luxembourg City

After the visit to the cathedral of Luxembourg City we walked through Chemin de la Corniche, which is also known as Europe’s ‘most beautiful balcony’. It is a network of pedestrianised cobbled streets in the Old Town part of the city. For three centuries from 16th to 19th, till its walls were dismantled Luxembourg was one of Europe’s greatest fortified cities.

More than 24kms of underground defences have been dismantled only a few elements survive. Today as you take the walk you can see the ruined fort walls of the city and it is equally interesting to see the contrasting modern buildings rising just by its side. Luxembourg City has got UNESCO World Heritage site status in1994.

The shot below is for SkyWatch Friday. It is the Monument of Rememberance, known as Gëlle Fra. It is a war memorial in Luxembourg City opened in 1923. You can read about how it was damaged in WWI, dismantled and restored in its wikilink.


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23 Responses

  1. Sylvia K says:

    Such a beautiful and wonderful city!! And great, grumpy, gray skies which, hopefully, will soon give way to blue, spring skies! Great captures for the day, Indrani! Enjoy your weekend!!

  2. Carver says:

    Great shots of Luxembourg.

  3. Old meets new! What a city.

  4. Rajesh says:

    Wonderful shots of the city.

  5. Thanks to you I see so many places and learn about them.You seem to have luckily for us inexhaustible collection of pictures.

  6. So interesting. Thanks for sharing.

  7. George says:

    This looks like a fascinating city to explore. I especially like your photo of the old city walls.

  8. Cloudia says:

    the spire with the modern tower is a cool shot!

    ALOHA from Honolulu
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  9. Kusum Sanu says:

    Lovely captures of typical Europe!

  10. So Beautiful Photos, Nice post.

    ~ Have a nice weekend ~

  11. Jidhu Jose says:

    its really nice to see the buildings from the top

  12. Beautiful, a contrast between the old and the new.

  13. Liza says:

    Gorgeous shots. Happy Easter and Happy sky watching.

    My sky.

  14. Gattina says:

    Years ago Luxemburg was a bank paradise ! Belgians went there were often to get their money, lol ! Today that is finished.

  15. Very nice photos, especially the last one 🙂

  16. eileeninmd says:

    Thanks for the cool tour of Luxemburg, it is a beautiful city. Wonderful photo, Indrani! Have a happy weekend!

  17. What a beautiful city… lovely shots!

  18. Sridharan says:

    Beautiful indeed..!

  19. Surely mootivating. On the way to SA we may have a stopover at Lux for about 5 hours. May try to see these.

  20. The photographs are amazing,even on a dull cloudy day the view of Luxembourg is splendid. I wonder how beautiful it will look on a clear and pleasant day! Luxembourg is really so picturesque and has the old world charm of most European places.

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