Luxembourg - Buying Property in:
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Luxembourg has many great opportunities to buy property, in fact
real estate here is much sought after.
When Luxembourg's founder laid the city's first stone back in the
tenth century, he chose his spot carefully. Sigefroid, as he was
known, decided to perch his fortress on a daunting rock, and it soon
became known as one of Europe's most impregnable towns. Nowadays
the city's warlike history has given way to a more relaxed, cosmopolitan
present, and, as a visitor there, you will be joined by many of Europe's
business and political elite.
Sigefroid's canny choice of location was a jutting promontory known as the
Bock, and it's here that you will find most of the town's historical gems.
Clamber around the underground "casemates", a labyrinth of defensive
passageways that helped forge Luxembourg's impressive military reputation.
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The casemates were built by the ruling Spanish in the 17th century
and, 300 years later were put to good use as bomb shelters in World
War II. Stroll down from the Bock along the Chemin de la Corniche
(known as the "finest balcony in Europe") and you will
find yourself on the Citadelle du St. Esprit. Enjoy the spectacular
view of the lower town and the surrounding river valleys, before
taking the "Wenceslas Circular walk" around the oldest
parts of the town. This picturesque stroll takes in the Rham plateau,
with its famous 16th century gate, and the 18th century Fort Thungen.
Long before Sigefroid founded "modern" Luxembourg, the
Romans had marked the site out as a key strategic point. Wander around
the Fish Market area, where two major Roman roads met over two thousand
years ago. Very close to this historical crossroads, a watchtower
was erected in the 4th century, emphasizing once more the city's
status at the centre of Europe.
In the twentieth century, multilingual Luxembourg has continued
to enjoy political and cultural centrality. The seeds of the modern
day EU were first planted in Luxembourg when, in 1952, the European
Community for Coal and Steel was created there. This centrality has
lead to great prosperity in the area - evidenced by the high standard
of living and the many financial institutions in the capital. Stroll
across the Pont Adolphe from the sleepy old town and you will find
yourself in a slick modern European capital. In spite of Luxembourg's
laid-back façade, leading politicians and businesspeople can
be found congregating in the city all year round. For you, though,
it's the seamless combination of new and old, and an unbeatable selection
of panoramic views that will make Luxembourg a city to warm the cockles
of your heart
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