Vianden Travel Guide

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Vianden Things to Do

  • Vianden Castle (Chateau de Vianden)

    The Viandenburgers, which is possibly what they are called, have always cherished their non –German status and there was a Battle of Vianden in WWII to prove the point. Although the Allies were a little tardy in helping them out and thus Vianden was the last place in Luxembourg to be liberated. Consequently the resistance had to suffer the brutal...

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  • Cable Car Ride

    If you tire of the castle then there’s also a cable-car in Vianden which takes you up to the top of a hill that’s even higher than the one the castle is perched on. One return ride is free with your Luxembourg Card, and that’s about all you’d want unless you’re particularly keen on having your life hanging by a welded joint that really asks big...

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  • Walk the walls

    The touristoffice provides several walkingroutes around Vianden. Most of them are in the hills surrounding the town. Through forests and green meadows and always coming back in town. They are signposted with letters. Get a map at the touristoffice to find out the perfect route for today.But they also have a route along the walls of Vianden. It is...

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  • Chairlift -video tour

    Many people visit Vianden to wander through its hilly, historic streets or as a centre for walking, camping or cycling in the north of Luxembourg. During the summer months, a chairlift operates from the banks of the river in the lower part of the town taking you high above the castle with magnificent views over the landscape. The only chairlift in...

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  • Castle -video tour

    The recently restored castle of Vianden is set spectactularly on the rocks above the town. It has become a museum. The castle was built between the 11th and 14th centuries and became the seat of the counts of Vianden. It was further developed until the 18th century but with the departure of the Counts of Luxembourg to the Netherlands combined with...

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  • Vianden castle

    The castle was build between the 11th and 14th century on a hill above the village. It's well restored and very impressive when you see it from the street. Inside, you will find a few furniture, armours, weapons etc. on several floors. It's pretty huge and labyrinthine, but if you follow the numbered signs you'll make sure that you don't miss...

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  • Château de Vianden

    Situated on a hill overlooking the village, the castle provides an outstanding view of the local area and into Germany. The tour was self paced and we never felt rushed as the castle was not busy at all. Entry price is 5,50€ for adults and 2€ for children.

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  • The Castle

    Well, the point to visit Vianden is to see its magnificent castle. It was built in the XI-XII centuries by the counts of Vianden, who lost in the subsequent power struggles to the counts of Luxembourg.The castle laid abandoned for centuries, and a local merchants has sold big chunks of it at some point. In the 1970's the state took over and...

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  • Trinitarian Church

    The Trinitarian church was built in early gothic style from 1248 till 1252. It has two naves. The left one was for the parishioners and the right one for the monks.

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  • Church of St. Nicholas

    Originally there was a chapel in this spot. The order of Templar built and extended this church in the 13th century. A fire partly destroyed the church in 1723, but already a year later it was rebuilt. The baroque altar with rococo elements is from 1768.

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  • Town hall (Stadhous)

    This pretty building is not easy to photograph on a weekend when the place is packed with day trippers as it has a large parking lot in front of it. Also on that square is a funny fountain and some weather gadget.The building was first mentioned in 1469. Later two noble families possessed it. In 1950 it became the Rathaus. The present shape mostly...

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  • Sodality chapel

    This chapel dates back to 1761 and was originally an asylum for the homeless. On the lower floor it was at times used as a school room. It can still be used for the homeless these days. The chapel with altar was closed when we were there.

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Vianden Hotels

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  • Hotel Heintz

    55, Grand-rue, Vianden, L-9410, Luxembourg

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • Hotel Petry

    15, , Vianden, Luxembourg

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • Hotel Restaurant Belvedere

    The hotel sits high above the town on the N17 route to Diekirch. Its restaurants and some of its...

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Vianden Restaurants

  • A very special menu !!!!!!!

    During the yearly Vianden Nut Festival we wun a prize in a local lottery. It was dinner for two at Restaurant "Le Châtelain" and it was an amazing expirience.... Our dish was:1. Salade Caille - Quail salad2. Potage Potun - Pumpkin soup3. Medaillon Cerf - Deer steak4. Froamge - Different kinds of French cheese5. Degustation - Three kinds of pudding...

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  • Italian

    The food was very good in this italian restaurant run by an italian. The fact that we saw many locals having dinner here must mean something too.Get an idea of the menu at their website.

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  • Gastronomic

    The restaurant Belle Vue, the restaurant of hotel Belvedere, is absolutely a must try. They serve all kind of gastronic dishes. You can let the chef choose for you up to a 7 course menu. In this 7 course menu we got to small greetings from the kitchen (appetizers) to make it 9 dishes. It took us all evening to eat it all.A 7 course dinner costed 65...

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  • Great steaks !!

    Very pleasant restaurant with delicious food and great hospitatlity Many different steaks for a nice price

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  • EXCELLENT!!!

    We had a great luck in finding this place. It is open late unlike most other restaurants in this country. It is very unassuming, but the quality of service and food is magnificent. Food is presented beautifully also. pork medallions with tomato and melted mozzarella

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  • Café Fischer Mäsgoort

    This bakery belongs to the Fischer bakery chain and serves pastries and drinks. It's a self-service place and here in Vianden has tables on the terrace.Open Monday till Sunday 7 am till 6 pm Since it was Easter I ate an Easter bunny.

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Vianden Nightlife

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    by hdv63 Written May 25, 2010

    After having dinner at Du Pont you can go somewhere else, but of course you can also choose to stay (Or come in later at night when you had dinner at another location).
    A very pretty pub with a lot of good beers to choose. Often funny music, mostly nice audience and friendly personal who join the crowd to give everyone inside a nice evening!

    Dress Code: Whatever you want

    Du Pont, the outside An evening at Du Pont
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Vianden Transportation

  • by car

    Luxembourg is a great place to drive. Roads are excellent, landscape is gorgeous, and gasoline is a lot cheaper for some reason than in the nearby countries.To reach Vianden you may either take N7 north past Diekirch. If you are coming from Belgium, take the highway to Namur, and then N4 via Bastogne.

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  • walk walk walk

    If you want to get around Vianden just walk, you will find all you need by walking, it is a fun place and not big. Go there in the summer season and take the cable car, otherwise just walk!

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  • Train and bus from Luxembourg city

    If you don't have a car, don't think that you can't make it to Vianden. It's a little bit of work and requires a bit of timing, but I think that it's worth it. First, take the train from Luxembourg city to Ettelbruck (about 45 min). Then from Ettelbruck, take a bus to Vianden. The bus ride to Vianden is about 30 min and is a very beautiful ride....

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Vianden Shopping

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    by yumyum Written Jul 15, 2007

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    On the main street in Vianden I saw a bakery shop with Nougat. I couldn't resist buying some. It was rather soft and sticky and therefore very sweet.

    Nougat

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Vianden Local Customs

  • Museum of caricature and cartoon Vianden

    The museum of Caricature and Cartoons presents the history of national and international caricature and the best of nowadays caricature. The museum welcomes an permanent exhibition, the "Salon International de Caricature et Cartoon" of Vianden and temporary exhibitions of luxembourg and foreign artists.

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  • Mail box

    In Vianden you find these cute old style mail boxes. They have "mail box" written on them in German and French.

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  • The Vianden Nut Festival

    On a Sundau in October is the yearly Vianden Nut Festival. It's a crowded happening, all inhabitants and tourists are in the streets. Eating, drinking, music, it's all there. At this day Vianden is one big market-place where you can get many food and drinks made with nuts, but of course, also meat, sausages and beer. A day for eating, drinking and...

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Vianden Off The Beaten Path

  • The upper reservoir/ bassin supérieur

    As we just had visited the hydro-electric power station, we were curious to see the reservoirs, which are used to "store" the water until electricity is needed. There's not so much to see, and we only found one place from where you can take a closer look at the lake. There's a big parking (with toilets, but they were closed) from which two stairs...

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  • Hydro-electric power station

    A bit outside of Vianden, upstream the Our river, you'll find a hydro-electric power station, managed by SEO (Societe Electrique de l'Our). There's an artifical lake of the Our river with a dam in Vianden and from there, water gets pumped to two upper reservoirs (509 m high) on the top of Mount St Nicholas. During peak hours then, the water in the...

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  • A war memorial plaque.

    This plaque tells that after the WWII battle in Vianden, the liberation of Luxembourg was complete. Additionally, there are the names of US soldiers who fell there. One was notable for being named Gambino.

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Vianden Favorites

  • Town center

    I can recommend taking a walk up and down the Grand-Rue ie the main drag. The street is rather narrow in places, so watch the traffic. You will pass the museums and many restaurants. Also you will see a statue of the justice cross.Across the river you will find the Victor Hugo museum.

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  • Town walls and towers

    You can walk up to these walls above the town opposite the castle. It's very peaceful there and you can follow them and explore the remnants of several towers.

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  • Walk the walk!!

    Walking through this small town! Seeing the castle illuminated, through the fog, when we drove to Vianden from Stolzembourg.

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Toy Museum
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Sodality chapel (Sodalitätskapelle)
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Cityhall
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The Chapel of the small statues (Bildchen Chapel)
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St Nicolas church
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Le Chateau!!
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Château de Vianden
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