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Vianden is an almost impossibly picturesque town in Luxembourg.

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From Luxembourg City, take a train to Ettelbruck, and then jump on the 570 bus (the bus station is next to the train station). Vianden is the second to last stop on the route - ask the driver if unsure. The whole journey from Luxembourg City takes around an hour, and costs nothing, as all public transport is free in Luxembourg.

If you're on a day trip, you should consider getting the Luxembourg Card (sold at the Luxembourg City Tourist Office, among other places). The €13 Euros it costs covers admission fees for all noteworthy museums and castles in the whole country, not just Vianden

It is also possible to catch a bus from the German city of Bitburg.

Get around[edit]

Vianden Castle towering over the River Our

There are numerous buses (570/571) between Vianden and Ettelbruck Gare, from where you can take a train to Luxembourg City. In the other direction, the 570 bus heads for Rivels and Stolzembourg. Towards Ettelbruck, the bus also calls at Diekirch.

There is a limited shuttle service between the train station and the Place Engelmann (bus 568), and a local bus (572) that heads from the Gare to the Piscine (Swimming Pool) approximately hourly.

Buses 663 and 664 takes you from Vianden to Clervaux hourly.

All these buses are run by RGTR and subcontracted to various companies.

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Vianden Castle. Every year, in the months of july/august rich cultural program, held over 10 days - fencing, medieval music, smiths and other crafts. There is also a museum to Victor Hugo, who stayed in the town several times.

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Besides the castle tour, there is also a chairlift up to a scenic view, a swimming pool, and a zipline.

The Ancien Cinema, in addition to serving drinks and desserts, shows a variety of movies and houses a number of books on various aspects of the film industry.

Indian Forest Adventure Park is located near the castle, and can be reached either on foot (there are clear signs near the path to the castle) or by taking the chairlift and walking downhill. They offer a range of courses at different difficulty levels. English-language instruction/introduction is available, but limited.

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The castle has a small gift shop offering the usual tourist souvenirs.

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Virtually every non-residence building in Vianden is a hotel, a restaurant, or both. Prices and cuisines vary wildly; you can find everything from €5-7/meal snack bars (hamburgers, chicken patties, fries, etc.) to high-end restaurants serving traditional French and/or German cuisine (€30+). You can also find pizza, pasta, Chinese food, and all manner of desserts.

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  • Hotel Oranienburg, 126, Grand-Rue L-9411 Vianden, (+352) 83 41 53-1, [1]. 2012 rates are €55-€61 for a single, €84-€96 for a double. Located a short walk from the path to the castle. The hotel does not have its own parking, but overnight parking is allowed a short walk up the hill in the public parking area for the castle.  edit
  • Youth Hostel Vianden, 3, montée du Château L-9408 Vianden, (+352) 26 27 66 800, [2]. checkin: 17:00; checkout: 10:00. 22,20 Euro per bed in a dorm, breakfast included. Privates available, but with shared bathroom. Located beautifully on the hill, directly next to the castle. If you're lucky (or ask for it) you may even get a room overlooking the castle - a specatular view at night! Very nice manager who stops at nothing to help you with whatever you need.  edit


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