The best way to get a great view of any place that you are visiting is to get as high as possible. While we didn't do that in Vianden, we did get up pretty high. We were atop of Vianden castle and this afforded us great views, but it was different than we expected. The city sits down on the valley and we expected to be able to see that, but what we saw made us feel like we were secluded in the woods. We enjoyed this view from many different angles and even noticed that there is a ski lift behind the castle to take you up even higher. We didn't see the starting point of the ski lift, but the ending point was up on a mountain beyond the castle.