Transport yourself centuries back in time at Vianden Castle, a medieval fortress and palace dating back to the 14th century. Before you enter, notice the guard towers--one white and one black--flanking the main structure. Walk through a total of five gates, including a drawbridge and a descending grid. Afterward, you'll come to the little palace, where you can see the armory and Byzantine hall with its beautiful trefoil windows. Next, find the great palace, the largest section of the castle, featuring a knights' hall. Perhaps the most significant section, however, is the Romanesque-style chapel, which boasts two floors with an opening in the middle and balconies for the nobles. Use our Vianden trip planner to visit Vianden Castle on your trip to Vianden, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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We were staying in Luxembourg City but decided to spend one day visiting the area of Vianden. The castle is amazing. We travelled by 2 buses to get there, took the chair lift up and then walked along.... more
We were staying in Luxembourg City but decided to spend one day visiting the area of Vianden. The castle is amazing. We travelled by 2 buses to get there, took the chair lift up and then walked along.... more »
It’s a must see when in Luxembourg. It’s not anything spectacular but it does put down the day. There’s a short walking/hiking trail that one can do also. The exhibition is not in English however...
It’s a must see when in Luxembourg. It’s not anything spectacular but it does put down the day. There’s a short walking/hiking trail that one can do also. The exhibition is not in English however... more »
Petting the castle’s chickens absolutely made my day. The chickens are so calm and friendly. The castle is interesting and we were all done within 2 hours. The cafe has a selection of pastries, drinks, and soup. We had soup, ice cream and eclair. There is a free toilet at the entrance and a bigger free restroom upstairs in the castle. There was plenty of parking when we arrived at 10am on a Saturday. It filled up when we left around 12:30pm. It costs 1€/hour and you walk strenuously uphill about 5 minutes to get to the castle. Card is accepted at the kiosk farther back in the parking lot. Press the white button on the kiosk for how many hours you want (press multiple times for more hours), then press the green button, and then hold your card up to pay. It was tricky to use.
This is an excellent castle. A beautiful reconstruction of a historic monument. The self guided tour is interesting. My kids really enjoyed exploring it. Don't miss out on the visitor center.
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