Manderscheider Burgenstieg
Manderscheider Burgen im Herbst, © Rheinland-Pfalz Tourismus GmbH, D. Ketz für Merian
  • Distance: 5.4 km
  • Duration: 2:0 h
  • Difficulty: medium

Manderscheider Burgenstieg


The Eifel town of Manderscheid, at the height of the Volcanic Eifel and on the edge of the collar of the Lieser valley, stands out with its historic atmosphere. It’s as though it has been made especially for hiking. All around Manderscheid, the “Manderscheider Burgenstieg”, or castle trail, offers ever-changing perspectives onto the impressive dual castle complex and the town. 
The trail takes you along narrow, natural paths through the forest and high above the Leiser river. These highlights make the hike an absolute must! 
The tour is rounded off by fabulous photogenic views onto the upper and lower Manderscheid castles.

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  • Wegmarkierung Wanderweg Manderscheider Burgenstieg
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Castles of Manderscheid

Manderscheiider Burgen mit Lieser, © Dominik Ketz

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.

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Heidsmühle, Hotel-Café-Restaurant

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We appreciate your interest and would like to point out some of the highlights among the wide variety offered here, at Heidsmühle. The Heidsmühle is located in the heart of the volcanic Eifel, far away from every day stress. A beautiful place on the bank of the 'kleine kyll´, a perfect spot for a day trip or a vacation. The Heidsmühle is a family business which is now run in the 5th generation of the Stadtfeld family and is a popular tourist attraction, not only because of the attractive location but also because of the fresh ´Eifel cuisine´ and our homemade cakes. Enjoy sleeping in in our very quiet hotel rooms, experience our culinary highlights or have fun feeding the fish and ducks in our hotel park. Tobias Stadtfeld and the entire team of the Heidsmühle are looking forward to your visit. Details ansehen
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More information about this route

Start: Kurhaus Manderscheid

Destination: Kurhaus Manderscheid

Distance: 5.4 km

Duration: 2:0 h

Difficulty: medium

Ascent: 219 m

Descent: 219 m

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