Vianden is a delightful medieval town on the German border, an hour’s bus ride north of the capital. It is famous for its chateau-castle which was restored to its former glory during the 1970s and contains antique weapons and armour, furniture, gobelins, and drawings. There’s always something happening in Vianden, whether it be a “sound and light” event, a medieval fair, a jousting tournament, or a nutty market. The Vianden tourist office web site has all the details.
During his political exile from France, Victor Hugo often visited Vianden, and the house he stayed in is now a Victor Hugo museum, containing a bust of Hugo by Rodin, and Hugo’s furniture, documents and drawings.
There’s also a chairlift that takes the strain out of walking up to the hilltop castle, and a number of smaller museums.
Benni, the tourist train takes visitors through town.