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

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

The town of Vianden is both quiet and picturesque, the perfect setting for a castle.

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 ...... (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))
Sight(s) featured in this guide: Vianden Castle   Victor Hugo House Literary Museum   Buddha Cafe  
Author: Darlene Fisher
Read it on author's website: http://thirstyjourneys.com/day-trip-vianden-castle-part-1


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