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Vianden Castle, Vianden

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Transport yourself centuries back in time at Vianden Castle, a medieval fortress and palace dating back to the 14th century. Before you enter, notice the guard towers--one white and one black--flanking the main structure. Walk through a total of five gates, including a drawbridge and a descending grid. Afterward, you'll come to the little palace, where you can see the armory and Byzantine hall with its beautiful trefoil windows. Next, find the great palace, the largest section of the castle, featuring a knights' hall. Perhaps the most significant section, however, is the Romanesque-style chapel, which boasts two floors with an opening in the middle and balconies for the nobles. Use our Vianden trip planner to visit Vianden Castle on your trip to Vianden, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • When arriving by car you can get pretty close to the castle. Don't forget to pay for the parking at the meter. From the parking it is about five to ten minutes walking up the mountain to the... 
    When arriving by car you can get pretty close to the castle. Don't forget to pay for the parking at the meter. From the parking it is about five to ten minutes walking up the mountain to the...  more »
  • Had to look for a bit to find a parking lot but if prepared to walk form the town, this should be less of an issue. The insides of the castle itself might not be the most impressive ever, but the... 
    Had to look for a bit to find a parking lot but if prepared to walk form the town, this should be less of an issue. The insides of the castle itself might not be the most impressive ever, but the...  more »
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  • Petting the castle’s chickens absolutely made my day. The chickens are so calm and friendly. The castle is interesting and we were all done within 2 hours. The cafe has a selection of pastries, drinks, and soup. We had soup, ice cream and eclair. There is a free toilet at the entrance and a bigger free restroom upstairs in the castle. There was plenty of parking when we arrived at 10am on a Saturday. It filled up when we left around 12:30pm. It costs 1€/hour and you walk strenuously uphill about 5 minutes to get to the castle. Card is accepted at the kiosk farther back in the parking lot. Press the white button on the kiosk for how many hours you want (press multiple times for more hours), then press the green button, and then hold your card up to pay. It was tricky to use.
  • Such a great audio guide and clearly marked tour. Everything was set up so well, and it was visually stunning. The visitors center was like an additional museum, with so much more information about the castle and its place in the world. It didn't feel huge, but we spent three hours here. The cafeteria is nice, too. Definitely worth the trip.

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