Mountain Biking Highlight
Cycling may not be permitted at this location.
You will have to dismount and push your bike.
Vauban Island is a military work. The technical term for this construction is "Demi-Lune" and refers to a built in the ditch of a bastion, consisting of two facades outer work. The floor plan is similar to that of the Ravelin, in its plan "crescent-shaped". This gave rise to the colloquial name "Halwer Moon", which is still used by the Saarlouisern for the island today. In 1698, the royal architect Vauban arranged the extension of the original fortress plans of Saarlouis, the construction of the "Contregarde de l'écluse". The product served to protect the lock bridge. Under the rule of Prussia, the fortress was named in honor of the great master builder in 1821, in "Vregregarde Vauban". On Vauban Island are the statues of Marshal Ney and the soldier Lacroix.Source:
February 27, 2017
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