A Day Trip to Vianden – Part 1, Exploring the Town

A Day Trip to Vianden – Part 1, Exploring the Town, Vianden, Luxembourg (B)

A visit to Luxembourg would not be complete without visiting a castle or two. Since my husband and I were staying in Luxembourg City, we decided to take a day trip to one of the nearby castles. We chose Vianden Castle, based on its proximity, lengthy history and natural beauty. We weren’t disappointed.

There are a few options on how to get from Luxembourg to Vianden. You can take the bus from Luxembourg to Vianden, but you need to make a few transfers along the way. We opted instead to take the train to Ettelbruck, then hopped the 570 bus straight to Vianden, Breck. The total travel time was around an hour and a half.

Vianden’s history stretches back for centuries. It’s original names was Viennensis, when the Gallo-Romans built a castellum (a small fort or tower) on the spot where the current castle now sits. So don’t be surprised by how old some of the buildings here look. The Church of Saint Nicholas, for example, goes all the way back to the 13th Century:

Vianden also has a claim to fame due to ties with the famous poet, Victor Hugo. He visited Vianden three times before settling here briefly after being expelled from Belgium. Some of his works and belongings can be seen here at the Victor Hugo House Literary Museum. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: A Day Trip to Vianden – Part 1, Exploring the Town
Guide Location: Luxembourg » Vianden
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Darlene Fisher
Read it on Author's Website: http://thirstyjourneys.com/day-trip-vianden-castle-part-1
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Vianden Castle
  • Victor Hugo House Literary Museum
  • Buddha Cafe