Vianden
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member haxepaxe
N 49° 56.079 E 006° 12.167
32U E 299273 N 5535116
Quick Description: Castle Vianden has been lain in Vianden. This curiosity lies in Diekirch in Luxembourg.
Location: Luxembourg
Date Posted: 5/15/2009 7:28:22 AM
Waymark Code: WM6CWH
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Blue Man
Views: 26

Long Description:
Vianden Castle was 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. Henry I of Vianden (1220-1250) is known as 'the Sun Count' for it is duringhis tenure that the holdings, lifestyle and influence of the House of Vianden reached its zenith. His ancestors were influential in the Ardennes, Eifel and Luxembourg regions for hundreds of years.
Accessibility: Partial access

Condition: Intact

Admission Charge?: yes

Website: [Web Link]

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