Edinburgh, United Kingdom
June 27, 2002
Visiting the tower wasn’t the most exciting thing I’ve ever done, but it was highly convenient, and there is no admission charge. The Dent Creuse lies on the Montee de Clausen, right across from the Casemates du Bock. It took almost no time to climb the short flight of steps, and there was only one simple plaque with information to read before climbing the stairs, and another on top of the tower. It still is quite nice for the slightly improved views it offers over the Alzette river valley, and of course it is a very important historical site (and it’s a lot older than, say, my parents’ house in Oklahoma).
For me, it was extremely easy to visit the Dent Creuse, as we had to walk past it to get into town. The youth hostel is just off a road not too far past the Casemates du Bock and the Dent Creuse. But instead of seeing it on the way into town, we actually saved it for later, and saw it on the way back out. We stopped and admired the tower. As you can see in the pictures, it really does resemble a broken tooth to a degree, doesn’t it?
From journal A Couple Days in Luxembourg City