On our last day of exploring this Land of Fairy Tales we visited Vianden Castle.
It’s located in the norther portion of Luxembourg.
As Lynne says, “Can you imagine what that key must look like?”
We walked around the outside of the castle and bought our tickets…
Inside we walked through the Arms Hall.
Which houses a selection of body armors, halberds and pikes.
This armor was bought at the castle of Schuttburg.
This is a double-barrelled flintlock pistol housed in the knights study.
This is the hallway of Yolanda’s Tower, who’s life inspired Luxembourg’s first literary work.
The upper chapel.
The Byzantine Gallery…
… and it’s famous trefoiled windows.
The banqueting hall.
The festivity hall, now known as the ‘Vic. Abens’ hall.
One of the Flamish Tapestries that adorn the walls of the Festivity Hall.
The stained glass window in the knights hall.
This inlaid wooden plaque showing the castles of the region is currently in the Knights hall.
The knights hall.
After we had finished walking through the castle we went back out into the courtyards.
The view of the town was amazing…
We ducked into the cellar of the castle while we were in the courtyard.
It was such a neat trip to Vianden.
We drove a little distance to get a full view of the castle…
And get a few pictures! How awesome is this!?
After we explored the caste we realized that because it was Sunday nothing was open… so we headed back home. On the way we decided we were hungry so we stopped at McDonald’s for some lunch! Lynne wanted to show you the menu for a German McDonald’s and there in the center is what we ordered. The McFresh. Basically a burger with cucumbers… which is common here in Europe.
We took our lunch home to eat and spent a few minutes playing with the dogs…
They were so happy to get some attention!
We hadn’t been around all that much and it was good to spend a little time with them.
We decided that since this was Lynne’s last day we would take the customary walk through my village and explore a little.
It was a pretty day for the walk though cold.
We found the town cemetery and walked through it.
I have never seen a more beautifully tended cemetery.
Almost ever grave had fresh flowers or it had flowers planted on it.
It was a beautiful place…
… so quiet and hushed.
And there we found evidence that spring is creeping quietly into this place… the first hyacinths and pussy willows.
The next day I drove Lynne to the airport bright and early.
So with that I bid you Auf Wiedersehen for the day!