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A September 1999 trip to Vianden by Irene

Cafe Op der Bakes Photo, Vianden, Luxembourg More Photos
Quote: One of Luxembourg's more strikingly located towns nestled on the German border, Vianden is a tiny village spilling down the slopes from the impressive Chateau de Vianden to the River Our.

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Overview

Chateau de Vianden Photo, Vianden, Luxembourg
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After your impressive visit to the Chateau de Vianden, bursting with suits of armour, period furniture and a restoration presentation, admission .35 adults, .10 children, it is time for exploration of the Petite Suisse hiking area and a chair lift ride to the summit overlooking the countryside. Later you can visit the Victor Hugo House located at the bottom of the hill next to the bridge where you will also find a bust of Hugo. The best is a hiking visit to the Le Mullerthal, a heavily wooded area of the La Petite Suisse,{Little Switzerland} along the Ernz Noire Creek with towering cliffs, sandstone rock formations, splashing waterfalls and superb hiking trails along the cliffs. Quick Tips:...Read More

Hotel Oranienburg

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Hotel

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After inquiring at several hotels and the hostel, we decided that for our 25th anniversary and for this romantic town we should stay as close to the Chateau as possible, knowing that we would probably pay for the privilege. Located at the end of the Grand Rue just to the left of the entrance to the castle stands the Hotel Oranienburg, imposing with a wrought iron front terrace and geranium-filled window boxes. We entered through a tiny foyer flanked by the bar and breakfast room on the right and the elegant Restaurant Le Chatelain to the left. After choosing an economy room and then viewing said room which offered hardly any standing room we opted for the deluxe room which of course was an additiona...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on March 14, 2001

Hotel Oranienburg
126 Grand Rue
Vianden, Luxembourg
(352)-84153

Cafe Op der Bakes

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Restaurant

Cafe Op der Bakes Photo, Vianden, Luxembourg
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Mine and Robert's favorite touring in Luxembourg is to go castle hunting. With map in hand from the tourist office we set out to see as many as we could even after the Chateau at Vianden. When the storm hit we were on top of the hill in Brandenbourg, exploring the ruins of the 10th century castle in the valley of the Blees only a few kilometers from Diekirch and Vianden, south on the road to Bettendorf on highway N17 and N19. At the bottom of the hill going down on the right you will find the flower decked terrace of the Cafe Op der Bakes and the owner May a Jos Schreiner-Jungles. After brushing aside the flannel cloth which repels the cold rainy wind, you immediatly see the bar, gleaning hardwood wor...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on March 14, 2001

Cafe Op der Bakes
1 Ewischt Gaass
Vianden, Luxembourg
(352) 99 06 32

Vianden Castle/Chateau de Vianden

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Attraction | "Chateau de Vianden"

Vianden Castle/Chateau de Vianden Photo, Vianden, Luxembourg
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Usually Robert and I would much rather be tromping around the ruins of lesser castles like Brandebourg and Cleauvaux, however this beautifully renovated 9th century Chateau restored in the mid 19th century and in ruins since 1820 is worthy of exploration inside and out. The Chateau is open daily April-September 10-6 Admission $ Adults $3.35 and $1.10 Children . Guided visits on request. Chateau de Vianden once the home of the Orange-Nassua dynasty and part of the Royal family of Luxembourg until 1977, is after it's massive restoration called one of the most impressive in Europe. After the entrance through the Horseman's Hall the P. Koltz and Charendent Rooms house all the documentation...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on April 9, 2001

Vianden Castle/Chateau de Vianden
Luxembourg Ardennes
Vianden, Luxembourg
+352 83 41 08

A Vacation from our Vacation

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As Rick Steves would say "Sometimes you need a vacation from your your vacation." So we loaded the rental with Ardennes ham sandwiches, Mosel wine and our beloved backpacks and headed south from Vianden on Highway 17 and then east at Diekirch for 10 miles to the Le Mullenthal, aka La Petite Swiss, or Luxembourg's Little Switzerland. We turned west toward village Mullenthal where the Sure River meets the Creek Erwz Noire, parked the car in the first slot and rushed to the trail on the other side of the creek almost hidden by the canopy of trees. What a treat! Cool refreshing non-city air, a wide slightly bumpy trail guarded on one side by carved sandstone cliffs and brushed by ...Read More

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