Luxembourg and a Look into Medieval Times
Perhaps because of movies, when people think of Europe or medieval times they tend to think of something like what is on this travel souvenir from Luxembourg. It is a dreamy photograph of a lovely castle that is sure to make one of the most memorable experiences when visited. It is pretty funny how castles tend to be either spooky or comforting. With great power comes great responsibility, which is why the people of a country were strongly encouraged to be quite faithful to the king.
Viandan Castle and its History
The castle dates from the Eleventh century when it was the residence of the Vianden family. It was built on the site of a Roman and and Carolingian construction. The Vianden family was closely connected to the kingdom of France and their members even took part in the Crusades. From the Fifteenth century to the Nineteenth century, the castle was a property of the royal family of Orange. After that, the castle was sold in fragments and the whole construction went into decline. It was until the late 1970's that the state of Luxembourg bought the property. Nowadays, visitors can admire parts of the construction that date from the Twelfth century and some of the remains from later constructions. Due to its long story, it is no wonder that the castle is now one of the most important monuments not only in Luxembourg but in all Europe. All in all, this is a great travel souvenir to take back home.