The impressive castle towers dramatically above the picturesque village of Vianden, in a natural landscape of unparalleled beauty, on the banks of the river Our. Once the feudal residence of the Counts of Vianden, the castle, considered to be amongst the most spectacular examples of medieval architecture, today is deemed to be a monument of European importance. A curtain wall with watchtowers encircles the small hamlet of Vianden. Via a narrow, ascending path, visitors can reach the entrance to the castle with its massive walls, towers and annexe buildings. The main castle building, which can be accessed via a stone staircase, boasts a historic interior with antique furnishings. Its different rooms are connected by protected walkways and narrow stair wells. A large, open columned hall offers a wonderful view of the valley below. Visitors taking a guided tour must be prepared to walk up and down quite a few stairs to reach the various building parts of the castle and the museum, which houses, for example, a collection of wall tapestries and body armours. Excellent infrastructure/filming conditions.