In a country only a little bigger than Australia's ACT, you either quickly discover where you are or inadvertently cross into another country.
Emboldened by this fact, I set off to explore one of the Grand Duchy's more northern towns: Vianden.
|The town of Vianden overlooked by a castle|
I needn't have worried. High on a rocky outcrop overlooking the town is Vianden Castle - I couldn't ask for a more prominent sign from above that I've hit the right place.
|The castle from the chairlift|
|Inside the castle grounds|
A castle was first build here in the eleventh century, but the current version is a 1970s remake on the medieval ruins (thankfully without the shag pile carpet and mission brown bean bags).
|View over Vianden from the chairlift to the castle|
Vianden's other big claim to fame is that French author Victor Hugo (as in Les Miserables and The Hunchback of Notre Dame) stayed in Vianden on several occasions. He took up residence in a house with one of the best views in town across the river towards the castle.
His time in Vianden is immortalised with a bust by Rodin on the town's bridge.
|Rodin's bust of Victor Hugo|
It seems I'm not the only one who has been taken by Vianden's appeal.
|The Our River at Vianden|