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Die Burg Eltz, © Eifel Tourismus GmbH, Dominik Ketz

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Burg Blankenheim Innenhof, © Eifel Tourismus GmbH, Dominik Ketz

Burg Blankenheim


The imposing castle dominates the image of Blankenheim. Finds indicate that a Roman fort previously stood here.

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Burg Monschau, © Eifel Tourismus GmbH, Dominik Ketz

Burg Monschau


The Monschau Castle presumably originated at the beginning of the 13th century. In the middle of the 14th century, the complex was extended and enclosed by a mighty circular wall and embattlements. This nearly impregnable fortress of the powerful Jülich Counts was besieged with heavy artillery by Emperor Charles V in 1543 and was ultimately overtaken; the town was looted…

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Blick auf Burg Nideggen, © Eifel Tourismus GmbH, Dominik Ketz

Burg Nideggen


Nideggen Castle looks back on an eventful history and is a unique cultural monument to the history of the Middle Ages in the Rhineland and the Eifel.

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Burg Olbrück_Mahlow, © S.Mahlow

Burg Olbrück


Olbrück Castle is located in the middle of the magnificent volcanic area of the Eifel.
The geological dimension of volcanism and the cultural-historical dimension of the Middle Ages collide here and become tangible at Olbrück Castle!


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Sonnenaufgangsstimmung an der Burg Pyrmont, © Schieferland Kaisersesch

Burg Pyrmont


Pyrmont Castle is enthroned on a mighty slate rock above a waterfall on the Elzbach.

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Burg Reifferscheid, © Eifel Tourismus GmbH, Dominik Ketz

Burg Reifferscheid


Close to the border between the Eifel and the Ardennes in the municipality of Hellenthal is Reifferscheid Castle, first mentioned in 1106, a medieval hilltop castle typical of the Eifel. The current system of castle ruins, outer bailey and fortified castle settlement reflects the change in this former mansion…

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Burg Stolberg  und Altstadt, © Städteregion Aachen, Dominik Ketz

Burg Stolberg


The castle, which dates from the 15th century, is now used as a museum & event location.

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Burg Satzvey, © Manuel Thome Photography

Castle Satzvey


Welcome to "Burg Satzvey", one of the most beautiful water castles in the Rhineland region.


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Manderscheiider Burgen mit Lieser, © Dominik Ketz

Castles of Manderscheid


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…

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Weg zur Burg Eltz, © Rheinland-Pfalz Tourismus GmbH, D. Ketz

Eltz Castle - the fairytale castle in the Eifel forest


High towers, picturesque oriels, protective walls and a deep castle moat amaze visitors when the well-preserved medieval castle appears out of nowhere on one of the hiking trails - e. g. the award-winning dream trail "Eltzer Burgpanorama". The interior holds some well-preserved treasures: the imposing knights' hall, the armoury and treasure chamber or the bedrooms, living rooms and writing rooms…

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