Burg Reifferscheid

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Recommended by 39 out of 39 hikers

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  • wuseltiere

    The ruins of Burg Reifferscheid is located at an altitude of 450 meters above sea level near the German-Belgian border between Eifel and Ardennes on the territory of the community Hellenthal. Wikipedia

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    • May 7, 2017

  • wuseltiere

    The charm of the historic town of Reifferscheid and the well-maintained hiking and biking trails through the forests of the Eifel attract many guests every year to Reifferscheid. The environment is a holiday and leisure paradise, where it is easy to unwind. Worth a visit is the National Park Eifel, which is located in the immediate vicinity of the village. The nearby game reserve is a fascinating experience for visitors of all ages. And just as impressive is a visit to the "Grube Wohlfahrt", which illustrates under what difficult conditions Bleierz was promoted for centuries.

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    • May 7, 2017

  • Jo

    Beautiful place worth a visit. The castle tower can be climbed for free and offers a great all-round view.

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    • November 28, 2017

  • Si&YY

    At an altitude of 470 meters above sea level you look in a southeasterly direction over the historic castle town of Reifferscheid. The town includes the castle with the outer bailey and the castle ring and the valley settlement at the foot of the castle.
    The first written mention of Reifferscheid dates back to 1106. Almost as old are the oldest parts of the castle. The current ruin was once a proud castle, which belonged to the rule of the Counts of Salm-Reifferscheid. The powerful noble family had considerable possessions in the Eifel and the Lower Rhine and had great influence in church and state.
    In the course of the French occupation, the castle was expropriated in 1805 and auctioned. Changing owners use the plant in the subsequent period as a quarry. So only the keep was preserved, which today is the property of the community Hellenthal.
    SOURCE: eifel-blicke.de/go/eifelblicke-detail/8.html

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    • November 8, 2018

  • Jo

    The castle ruins perch on about 450 meters above sea level above the village Reifferscheid.
    The tower is still preserved and can be climbed (for free).
    Here you have a great panoramic view.

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    • December 23, 2018

  • Jo

    The castle ruins perch on about 450 meters above sea level above the village Reifferscheid.
    The tower is still preserved and can be climbed (for free).
    Here you have a great panoramic view - so a real Eifel view!

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    • December 23, 2018

  • Iris Ritzerfeld

    The castle is from the 13th century. A visit is always worthwhile. Especially nice is the Christmas market on the 1st Advent weekend.

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    • March 28, 2019

  • Mic

    Interesting small area with a great view from the castle, detour worth it, unfortunately the Eulenspiegel was closed

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    • July 7, 2019

  • Jan

    It's worth it

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    • July 20, 2018

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Best Hikes that include the Highlight ‘Burg Reifferscheid’

Location: Hellenthal, Euskirchen, Cologne District, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

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