Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Visiting Vianden

Yesterday evening, the Hereditary Grand Duke and the Hereditary Grand Duchess visited the city of Vianden near the Luxembourg-German border in the north-east of the country. The visit was part of a series of visits that will be conducted by the couple of the course of this year to get to know the Grand Duchy better. They previously visited Mersch.

Photo: John Lamberty / Luxemburger Wort / Wort.lu
The origins of Vianden date back to the Gallo-Roman age when there was a castellum on the site of the present castle. It was firstly mentioned in 698. Vianden's most prominent feature, which was also visited the the Hereditary Grand Ducal Couple, is its castle located on a rocky promontory above the city. Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume and Hereditary Grand Duchess Stéphanie also toured the town to see its different parts such as the Église des Trinitaires and the Victor Hugo Museum, to meet with students, the elderly and many more as well as to inaugurate a fountain.

Photo: John Lamberty / Luxemburger Wort / Wort.lu
Members of the Grand Ducal Family are regular visitors to Vianden, both in official and private functions.

Pictures of this visit can be found at Wort in German, Wort in French, Wort in English, Tageblatt, on the website of the cour and many on the website of the awesome Manuel Dias.

Source: Wort, CGD

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