Bock Casemates
Theme
Outstanding Constructions in Luxembourg
Issue date
11/2021
Limited edition of
2 000 units
Quality of minted coins
Proof
Place of minting
Koninklijke Nederlandse Munt
Alloy
Cu89Al5Zn5Sn1-Ag925

The Bock casemates were dug into the imposing strategic rocky promontory called Bock in the heart of the city of Luxembourg.

Kilometers of underground galleries were constructed in the 17th century under Spanish rule, and then enlarged twice to house troops and defence artillery.

This military structure is today one of the main tourist attractions in Luxembourg, also known as the “Gibraltar of the North”.