Alte Mühle Himmerod

Alte Mühle Himmerod


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The oldest maintained convent building, the "Old Mill", was changed after sweeping renovation measures in 1998 into a museum. The varied offer for the interested visitor contains the documentation on the history of the order of the Zisterzense, the museum of enamel art, the mill's equipment, and numbers of cultural events.

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Alte Mühle, Abtei Himmerod
54534 Großlittgen/Himmerod
Phone: (0049) 6575 951355


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The spa town of Manderscheid is most famous for two medieval castle ruins that stand directly opposite each other on steep mountain spurs not far from the town's alleyways. The massive complexes are separated only by the little Lieser river and a meadow, which in summer becomes a perfect place for a breather while hiking the Eifelsteig trail or for a family picnic with children. On a weekend in August, however, the castles and the meadow are ideal settings for a spectacular festival with quaint crafts, jugglers, jousting tournaments and minstrel singing. In Advent, the Manderscheid Castle Christmas lends the town a special magic. The freely accessible upper castle with its five-storey keep still looks martial today. The lower castle can be explored on guided tours - even at night - or on your own; it only remains closed in bad weather.