Trying out the Chair Lift in Vianden, Luxembourg has been on my list for awhile now! When we first went to see Vianden castle it was during the winter season so the lift wasn’t running but we just went this week to check out Indian Forest Ropes Course, which was amazing and a post will be coming! So after the ropes course & lunch we decided to check it out, despite the fact that Mr. B is not a fan of heights.
There is free parking about a 1-2 min walk from the chair lift entrance. Follow the parking signs and you can’t miss it.
Once you get to the cash office there are a few choices you have. You can get a round trip ticket for €5,30 per person or you can get a one way ticket for €3,50 for one way and hike back down. The hike to Indian Forest is about 10 mins and about 15 minutes to Vianden Castle. The walk down from the castle to the parking area is a bit of a walk though, probably at least a good 15-20 mins.
It only runs starting Easter to Oct, then it’s closed for the winter season. Also note that the last lift comes down at 5:15 pm so don’t miss it if its your ride back, otherwise you’ll be hiking down, a good 30+ mins.
This is essentially like a ski lift, you stand on the marked spots the chair comes up and scoops you up and they lower a small bar, nothing real secure to the whole thing.
It’s a steep climb up which may give you doubts if your not a fan of heights but Mr. B did great 😉
At the top is a cafe, bathrooms that you can use for €0.50, and a great viewing platform for photos and to see the back of Vianden castle and the city below.
The ride down is steep as well but you have a great view of the city as you go down.
You can also take your bike up or down with you as well!
It was great to check it off my bucket list! We really enjoy this city, it’s a MUST see if your close enough to check out!
Know Before You Go
What: Chair Lift in Vianden, Luxembourg.
How To Get There: It’s about 50 mins from Spangdahlem, and 1 hour 50 mins from Ramstein. GPS address: 39, rue du Sanatorium
Parking: Is free in the lot just past the chair lift entrance.
Cost: €5,30 adults round trip or €3,50 one way, €3,50 kids round trip or €2 one way.
Traveling with little kids: This is essentially a ski lift and your really not ‘buckled’ in so not sure I’d take little ones on it.
How long: Plan on at least 20 mins to ride up and down, more if you stop at the cafe for a snack.