Embedded in the splendid landscape of the Ardennes, Vianden has a tourist tradition for more than a hundred years. After the famous French poet Victor Hugo, thousands of visitors are charmed each year by the narrow and paved lanes, the gothic churches, the ramparts and fortified towers of the small medieval town, dominated by the magnificent, restored castle. Meanwhile, well-maintained tracks, offering spectacular panoramic views, invite the passionate walkers to meet the fauna and flora in the wide forests and narrow valleys.
The only chair lift
in the Grand Duchy allows the tourists to get from an altitude of 230 to 440 m and to enjoy a gorgeous vieuw over the romantic Our Valley
Chairlift: 39, rue du sanantorium
Tel: (00352) 83 43 23
Open from April to October from 10.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. (6.00p.m.)
Closed in October if bad weather conditions
An olympic-sized heated swimming-pool with a chute having a height of 6,5m and a lenght of 65 m
Open from end may to early September
The Castle of Vianden
the imposing home of the counts, was not only a medieval fortress in which comfort was sacrificed to defensive demands, but also a real palace (Henri-Paul Eydoux).
In Carolingian times, the castle was originally a decagonal tower, later transformed into a chapel. This chapel, the " Little Palace" and the "Great Palace" - the most beautiful parts of the castle - were erected in the first half of the 13th century. The Juliers Quarter, on the west side of the Great Palace, dates from the beginning of the 14th century, whereas the Nassau Quarter was only built at the beginning of the 17th century.
Der neue Hochseilgarten.
Vianden wird um eine Attraktion reicher.
Neben den gewohnten Sehenswürdigkeiten gibt es in Vianden seit kurzem einen Hochseilgarten mit 60 Ateliers.
Nach einer kurzen Einweisung hat der Besucher die Wahl zwischen verschiedenen Kletterparcours. Bei allen 60 Übungen sind die Besucher mit einem Seil abgesichert. Um einen kompletten Parcours durchzuklettern sollte man 120 Minuten einrechnen.