Monday, April 16, 2012

Bock Casemates

A casemate is a bomb proof underground room. The city of Luxembourg has over 17 km of casemates.

Construction of casemates began in 1644 and the Bock Casemates date to 1745. In addition to being used to defend the city, they are capable of housing 35,000 people in an underground world that forms a complete city of its own with workshops, bakeries and other infrastructures.

To read more about our trip to Luxembourg click here.

Chestnut Grove Academy Field Trip Friday Blog Hop

4 comments:

  1. Love it, don't you just love seeing the old mix with the new. Yellow building next to the wall:)

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  2. Wow, I hadn't even heard of casemates before--I guess they were the first bombshelters?!

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  3. I would love to live in Germany, so many things to see and do!! Thanks for sharing at FTF!

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  4. Visiting from FTF. What a great field trip. Loved reading your post =)

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