Vianden – Touristic town

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.

Trinitarian Cloister

Vianden Castle

Constructed between the 11th and 14th centuries on the foundations of a Roman ‘castellum’ and a Carolingian refuge. It is one of the largest and most beautiful feudal residences of the romanesque and gothic periods in Europe. Until the beginning of the 15th century it was the seat of the influential counts of Vianden who could boast their close connections to the Royal Family of France and the German imperial court. In 1820, under the reign of King William I of Holland, the castle was sold piece by piece, and as a result, it fell into a state of ruin. It was a pile of rubble until the family of the Grand Duke of Luxembourg transferred it to State ownership in 1977. Since restored to its former glory, the castle now ranks as a monument of not only regional, but European importance.
(texte : Gaby Frantzen-Heger)


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 panorama over the romantic Our Valley.

Open-air swimming pool

An olympic-sized heated swimming-pool with a chute having a height of 6,5m and a lenght of 65m.


Literary museum Victor Hugo Vianden
History museum Vianden
Copper mine museum in Stolzembourg
Société électrique de l’Our

Parc d´aventure – Tree Climbers

The « Indian Forest » is a set of high ropes courses in the woods of the picturesque town of Vianden. You will enjoy a few hours of adrenaline rushing family fun high up in the trees and will have the opportunity to conquer up to 90 elements.

Hiking and cycling trail – Ourdall Promenade

8.5 kilometre trail (expandable to +11 km) in the north of the country connecting Vianden and Stolzembourg, the “Ourdall Promenade” leads along the Our river, which is dammed to form a lake in the valley, away from traffic and on a separate path for hikers and cyclists, allowing them to discover the beautiful scenery. The hike also includes 10 information signs with facts and figures about the area and sights along the way. It is also possible to make use of several car parks to start mid-way. The trail is signposted from Vianden and Stolzembourg.

Middle-age Festival

The Medieval Festival is held annually the first week of August.

Book Festival

The book festival is held annually in September.


The Nutmarket in Vianden takes place annually on the second weekend of October.