Vianden is a castle built between 11th and 14th century on the foundation of a Roman fort. It is certainly one of the largest and most beautiful feudal residences of the gothic period in Europe.

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Vianden castle

Several hundred years ago Luxembourg fell under Dutch rule. William I of the Netherlands was not interested in the castle and eventually he sold it to a local merchant. Since then no proper maintenance was done and the place was left in ruins. Only in the late 1970s the castle was restored and returned to its former glory.

The best moment to visit Vianden is when a medieval festival is organized there, which happens annually.

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Medieval festival at Vianden

It is a great pleasure for adults and for children as you can do archery, watch knight fights and have a meal in a restaurant with a very special atmosphere.

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People are dressed in medieval costums

The castle is located near the German border. It is also easy to reach from the Belgium, the Netherlands and from France.