Near the Eifel town of Manderscheid are the ruins of two castles, the history and location of which reflect the medieval conflict of interests between the Electorate of Trier and the Duchy of Luxembourg.
The upper castle is located on a mountain peak that has been flattened for its construction. As can still be seen today from the ruins, it had an almost triangular outer wall and a five-storey keep, which has now been made accessible again. From the keep you have an excellent view of the Niederburg, the town of Manderscheid and the landscape of the Liesertal.
The place name Manderscheid is documented for the first time in a deed of gift from Otto II to the Archbishop of Trier from the year 973 ...
April 30, 2018
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