Built from the 5th century on a rocky outcrop overlooking the Our Valley, it is from the 11th century until the 14th century that the Château de Vianden acquired its present form. Located in the Luxembourg Ardennes, the Château de Vianden appears as a majestic castle-palace of the medieval era with many defense systems (ramparts, drawbridge, portcullis, …).
It hosts more than 200,000 visitors annually and is one of the most visited sites in Luxembourg.
Each year in August, its medieval festival recreates the folkloric atmosphere of the time with jugglers, fire eaters, musicians, knights fights, medieval cuisine, …
Vianden Castle was the residence of the Counts of Vianden and was acquired by inheritance by the family of Nassa. It remained the property of the Grand Ducal family of Luxembourg until 1977 when it was ceded to the Luxembourg state who undertook its restoration. An application for candidacy was submitted in 2012 to UNESCO for an inscription in the patrimony. world. The Chaêtau de Vianden has been recognized as a remarkable cultural element, deserving conservation and protection.
The visiting tours are very interesting and last from 1 to 2 hours with an audio guide system. Several parts to visit: Grand Palace, Small Palace, Chapel, Knights Halls, …
An information center with a permanent exhibition is at your disposal in the barnyard. A lot of information through 10 didactic stations that will take you to the walkway. There is also a gift shop and catering, as well as a youth hostel in Vianden.
Open every day from 10am. Closing times according to the season.
One suggestion: take a stroll in the village ofVianden and if you are not dizzy, take the chairlift.
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