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Niveau 1


1. Courtyard Vianden castle and its buildings, which had attracted Victor Hugo's admiration during his visits to the Grand Duchy, have a total length of 90 m. They are surrounded by a long and beautiful fortifi...

2. The arms hall The hall has a length of 21 m. Originally equipped with wooden ceilings, dating from approximately the year 1200, the hall had been vaulted in the gothic style at the end of the 15th century and wa...

3. The archeological crypt Excavations at the balcony yielded medieval layers of the 9th/11th and 12th century of an oval Carolingian construction. The exhibition of historical artifacts and archeological finds discovered du...

4. The early Kitchen Presence of a fireplace (hearth) Back

5 The lower chapel In the basement of the lower chapel, excavations revealed remains of a square tower of a width of 10.50 meters. This tower has been identified as a roman 'castellum', having existed from the end of...

6 The knight’s study This hall features a fireplace and is covered with an almost entirely Romanesque vaulting. Unfortunately the heavy arches of the Captain's Gallery, called Knights Study were built without proper st...

16. The Grand Kitchen It consists of a rectangular piece measuring 10,10m x 8,00 meters inward. The vaulting are quartered by four powerful arches, which are intersected and rest on an enormous square pillar in the cent...

17. The Dining Hall The restoration of this hall takes into account the presence of various elements dating from distinctive periods, such as a Romanesque arcature on the one side and a chimney of the 17th century on ...

18. The Well The big well was carved in the rock to a depth of 53 meters, a truly remarkable work. It yielded a lot of remains dating from the two wars, when it was cleared, but no archeologically valuable disc...

19. The Knights Hall The original vaulting of the Knights Hall, already in ruins in 1827 and collapsing in 1847, was built with native slate. The stones were of large dimensions and of a considerable weight. While bein...

Niveau 2


7. The inner courtyard Returning through the Arms Hall, one reaches a staircase, which leads to a paved courtyard. To the left side, one can see a magnificent Romanesque portal, giving access to the Byzantine Gallery wit...

8. The surrounding walk and the upper chapel The Castle-Chapel, dedicated to St. Anthony, was the first church of Vianden. Hitherto the Basilica of Roth in Germany (erected towards 1136 by the archbishop of Trier, who had transferred it to Fr...

9. The Byzantine Gallery The Byzantine Gallery, accessible through a richly decorated Romanesque entrance, covers an area of 28 m x 7.60m, respectively 9.20 m. One can admire six magnificent trefoiled windows facing the va...

12. The Banqueting Hall Small hall with an open fireplace dated 1450, decorated with the coat-of-arms/family crest of Nassau/von Lootz. Whereas the fireplace remained in good condition, the crest and the 'rosettes' have b...

13. The Bedroom Hall equipped with a fireplace, lit up six small windows, located on the sun-side with the following furniture Back

14.The Festivity Hall "Vic Abens Hall" (14) The Festivity Hall (now known as the 'Vic. Abens' hall) Access is provided by a very beautiful portal, distinguished by a very fine early gothic architecture, although the gothic, oak door do...

15. The Genealogy Hall It was erected by order of Count Philippe-Guillaume of Nassau-Vianden, ruling from 1604-1618. The hall was finished in 1621 by Count Maurice of Nassau (1618-1625). Family crest of Philippe-Guillaum...

Niveau 3


10. The J.P. Koltz-Hall The 'Jean-Pierre Koltz Hall' or originally the Grain Loft Due to the restoring of the 2nd floor, the architect was forced to raise the external walls to the original height and add square windows (...

11. The Charles Arendt Hall The Romanesque roof of the chapel was transformed around the end of the 15th century into a gothic roof, flanking the third gable. In order to avoid an extremely high frame, a further floor was ere...

Cellar


20. The Large Cellar The cellar consists of two naves and features a room measuring 29 x 9 m. The cross vault rests on rectangular beams which are supported in the center by 5 round columns of 68 cm in diameter. The he...