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Top Choice Castle in Vianden

Château de Vianden

This château's extraordinary outline is the result of an almost-total 20th-century restoration after the original, built from the 11th to 14th centuries, had fallen into complete ruin. Walkways in the lower levels d…
Street in Vianden

Grand-Rue

Grand-Rue’s most attractive section is around Place Victor Abens, where the town hall straddles a small spring. The Église des Trinitaires church was built in 1248 and reconstructed after a fire in 1498; behind it t…
Museum in Vianden

Musée Littéraire Victor Hugo

Across a stone bridge from Grand-Rue is a replica Rodin bust of French writer Victor Hugo. In 1871 Hugo stayed for three months in the house facing this point, part of his 19-year exile from France. Those three mont…
Museum in Vianden

Musée d’Histoire de la Ville de Vianden

Vianden's local history museum is formed from two houses knocked together. One maintains its full 19th-century decor; the other partly retains equipment from its 1950s incarnation as a bakery. Upstairs, historical a…
German in Vianden

Auberge Aal Veinen

Carved right into the rock, this welcoming two-level restaurant is renowned for its marinated meats grilled over a charcoal fire. There are also four kinds of schnitzel, charcuterie platters, Spätzle (hand-rolled no…
Cultural in Vianden

Festival Médiéval

Held at the Château de Vianden over seven days each summer, this is Luxembourg's largest medieval festival, with jousting, jugglers, minstrels, birds-of-prey shows, and a medieval market with food and drink stalls s…
Food & Drink in Vianden

Veiner Nëssmoort

Virtually all of Vianden turns into a street fair on one Sunday in mid-October, when it hosts the Veiner Nëssmoort festival. Food stalls sell dishes made with nuts harvested in summer, such as breads, pastries and s…