Constructed between the 11th and 14th century, Vianden Castle beautifully illustrates the transition between Romanesque and Gothic architecture and is a must-visit for history buffs. “The castle also displays a Byzantine
influence which is particularly unusual for the region and highlights the castle’s European standing,” explains Paul
Hoffmann, one of two vice presidents of the not-for-profit Friends of Vianden Castle organisation. The castle was in ruins until 1977, when the State of Luxembourg bought it from the Grand Ducal family. Restoring the castle to its former glory began back then and is still in progress.