Fachwerkhäuser in Monschau an der Klosterroute, © Tourismus NRW e.V.
  • Distance: 22.3 km
  • Duration: 6:30 h
  • Difficulty: difficult

Monastery Route


The imposing rocks of the Ehrensteinsley, the wild, romantic Rur valley, stretches of forest full of wild species, wide meadow landscapes with rows of old beech trees and whitethorn hedgerows and the Perlenbachtal dam offer beautiful landscapes for you to enjoy. One insider tip is the narcissus slope, which turns into a sea of flowers during the spring. Cultural highlights along the way: Kloster Reichenstein monastery with a waterlily pond, the Norbertuskapelle chapel and the many places of interest in the clothweaving town of Monschau.

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Kloster Reichenstein

Kloster Reichenstein aus der Ferne, © Eifel Tourismus GmbH, Dennis Stratmann
The former Premonstratensian monastery from the 12th century is located in the austere Eifel landscape, in the middle of the "High Fens" nature park, right on the German-Belgian border. The complex, which includes over 32 hectares of forest and a fish pond, is located on a rock plateau at the mouth of the Rur, which meanders in the valley between Kalterherberg and Eschweide, and the Ermesbach. It is 7 km to the picturesque town of Monschau. Details ansehen


Enjoy café culture in the heart of the old town Details ansehen

Hotel-Restaurant-Café Horchem

Horchem, © Hotel-Restaurant-Café Horchem

The hotel-restaurant-café in the heart of Monschau's old town directly on the Rur.

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Hotel-Restaurant "Alt Montjoie"

Eingangsbereich, © Hotel & Restaurant Alt Montjoie
In the old town of Monschau, a cozy, rustic restaurant with a large outdoor terrace. Details ansehen

Hotel Royal

Hotel  Royal

The hotel in the heart of the old town is one of the most beautiful half-timbered houses in the town. The interior is rustic, mainly made of wood and radiates a warm atmosphere. It has 10 rooms.

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Hotel Horchem GmbH

This traditional venue re-opened in October 2014. Lutz SCHELL, THE Belgian in Monschau, manages the hotel which officially received 3 stars superior from the very beginning and became, in addition, a member of "Historic Hotels International". The newly designed bar/lounge "Braukeller" became one of the most popular locations in Monschau. The atmosphere here, which blends old-fashioned with modern, makes this listed building to a unique attraction in the area of the "Eifel"-region. A perfect spot for a dinner for two, with friends or the entire family, festivities of all kinds, for an overnight stay or a vacation in the most comfortable atmosphere. Details ansehen

Hotel Alt Montjoie

Aussenansicht, © Alt Montjoie

Centrally located in the old town next to the Monschau Touristik and directly on the Eifelsteig, close to the Ravel route, the RurUferRadweg and many other cycling and hiking trails.

"We are in Monschau, join us ...", typical Eifel culinary, coupled with rural lightheartedness awaits you in every season, whether in spring to the narcissus blossom, in the summer to the classical festival at the castle, in autumn to seasonal delicacies or in winter with a romantic Christmas market flair - We look forward to your visit - 120 sunny terraces and 55 seats in the restaurant invite you to linger and feast.

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ACHAT Hotel Monschau


A time out

for two or with the whole family offers a welcome change in today's world and a soothing respite from stressful everyday life. In the midst of the spectacular Eifel National Park, the Michel & Friends Hotel has been created as a special place for discerning and fun-loving people. Good food. Lots of fresh air. Simply walking. Maybe with a ranger? Or simply laze around and take time for yourself.

Find yourself again.
We look forward to seeing you!

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More information about this route

Start: 52156 Monschau, Markt

Destination: 52156 Monschau, Markt

Distance: 22.3 km

Duration: 6:30 h

Difficulty: difficult

Ascent: 654 m

Descent: 654 m

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