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Trip Start Nov 27, 2009
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Monday, August 13, 2012

From the campsite at Kockelscheuer, it is an easy bus ride into the city. The Bock Casemates were on our must-see list; 26km of defensive tunnels under the original city and garrison. Not all is open to the public but the bit that is emphasised the strategic value of this location. The tunnels are in the rock supporting the city and have loopholes for weaponary on 2 or 3 sides. A quite stunning achievement, it became second only to Gibralter defensively. 

 The city has lots of "old" surrounded by "new". Most of the "old" dates from the country's heydays 80 years in the 19th century when the country was unusually under it's own rule and had established a good trade relationship with Prussia. The "old" bits with the fortifications were good to walk around. The "new" on the otherhand, we appreciated from the bus.
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