Historical Torch City Tour
Dec 28, 2021
let Count Dietrich III of Manderscheid whisk you away...!
On a city tour through the "Electoral Manderscheid" you will get to know historical places in Manderscheid and the world of the Middle Ages.
Tour guide Reimund Schmitz will show you Manderscheid and its sights in the dark. You will illuminate the town with your torches. An atmospheric ambience awaits you.
History: Who was this Dietrich anyway? He lived from 1423 to 1498 and ruled as an imperial count from 1457 to 1488. During his reign he considerably enlarged his sphere of power through acquisitions and a clever inheritance policy. Thus, from 1468 he could call himself Dietrich III Count of Manderscheid and Blankenheim, Lord of Schleiden and Jünkerath.