Castle : Michelin's recommendations
The romantic outline of this castle dominates the town. Owned by the Grand Duchy since 1977, this castle was built by the counts of Vianden and was once the home of the Orange-Nassau family. Restoration work gave back its late 18C look. The heyday of counts of Vianden was in the 12 and 13C, and most of the buildings date from this period. The castle includes a Small Palace, a Large Palace and a Romanesque chapel. Excavations carried out on this site led to the discovery of a small fort built during the early Empire (5C) and of an early Carolingian medieval perimeter wall (one of the first), built in the 9C. The Small Palace, a Romanesque building, is endowed with Gothic ogival windows (room of weapons and Byzantine room). The Large Palace includes an enormous Knights' room , and the counts' room above. Further on you will come to the Romanesque chapel . Its ten-point base, from the Carolingian period, is surmounted by a hexagonal floor with small columns. An archaeological exhibition illustrating the different stages of the castle's construction.. From the path round the battlements and garden, you will enjoy wonderful views over the Our valley and the town.
Opening hours :
- Apr-Sep: 10am-6pm; Mar and Oct: 10am-5pm; Jan-Feb and Nov-Dec: 10am-4pm - closed 1 Jan, 2 Nov and 25 Dec