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The castle

As you drive into Vianden, the first thing you will see is the castle and then you will know that its the heart and soul of the town. This is a truly impressive fortification that somehow or other, despite the renovations and fresh paint, seems to remain just so "functional". Something about its layout really does give you the idea that, unlike a lot of others I've seen, this one was really a military fortification that was dead serious. When you go in here there are displays and they are still renovating, but everything is well done. Sadly enough, Dutch and German are the posted languages with only some small amounts of English and French.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:This is one of the great castles of Europe
  • Cons:Dutch and German are the languages
  • In a nutshell:Its worth stopping for.
  • Last visit to Vianden: Mar 2003
  • Intro Updated Mar 19, 2003
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  • Florida999's Profile Photo
    Jan 26, 2012 at 10:40 AM

    Nice photo:) It looks like a castle we might like to visit.
    Lol, "Dutch and German are the languages" sounds like a personal problem:-)
    Thanks for the tip!

  • Dabs's Profile Photo
    Sep 10, 2006 at 3:12 PM

    Hey Dave, we stopped by Vianden on our way out of Luxembourg and indeed it was impressive! Thanks for letting me know about it :-)

  • Kate-Me's Profile Photo
    Aug 18, 2004 at 1:43 AM

    Never heard of this place, but boy! am I glad I stumbled across your page! Fantastic castle.

  • Confucius's Profile Photo
    Jan 6, 2004 at 10:30 PM

    I like the distinct vivid colors of the castle's chapel. They are not the normal hues one sees painted inside a church.

  • tini58de's Profile Photo
    May 17, 2003 at 1:38 AM

    Outstanding pictures of a very impressive castle, Dave! Wonderful page!

  • MATIM's Profile Photo
    Apr 21, 2003 at 1:53 PM

    wow your pictures are great.You are absolutly right, they did a great job with this restoring, I was here about 15 years ago and couldn't believe my eyes when I saw the castle back, absolutly great!

  • jessicadf's Profile Photo
    Mar 27, 2003 at 8:02 PM

    Terrific castle photos. Wouldn't want to be chained up in that dungeon... brrrrrr.

  • Helga67's Profile Photo
    Mar 27, 2003 at 9:32 AM

    Great pics of the castle.

  • matcrazy1's Profile Photo
    Mar 21, 2003 at 1:16 AM

    Good job, unusual castle - no doubts and interesting to find there US soldiers memorial :-).

  • pepples46's Profile Photo
    Mar 20, 2003 at 5:55 PM

    yes you also done a good job job on Vianden, like the Travelouges...tks for sharing

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