Luxembourg castles – Vianden

Chateau de Vianden

Vianden is the most famous castle in Luxembourg.  He got a movie as part of my series.

The uphill structure of the castle impresses with its location. Both the castle and the village create an unforgettable atmosphere.

The history of Vianden Castle dates back to the 11th century. In the 15th century he passed into the hands of the Nassau family, the ancestors of the Luxembourg princely family.

In the first half of the 19th century it was sold and quickly fell into disrepair. However, in the second half of the same century it was taken back by the Grand Duke and slowly restored.  The current appearance is due to another revitalization carried out in the second half of the 20th century after the princely family handed it over to the state. Descriptions of how the appearance of the castle changed in great detail can be traced during the tour of the museum.

Vianden is also a tourist attraction. Plenty of charming restaurants and cafés stretching along the Grand-Rue, a chairlift to a nearby observation hill, or a museum dedicated to Victor Hugo, who in the 1960s and 1970s was four times here and was enchanted by this settlement are just some of the attractions.