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Burg Montclair

Burg Montclair

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Recommended by 517 out of 534 hikers

This Highlight is in a protected area.

Please check local regulations for: Saarschleife und Leukbachtal


  • Ralf Werner

    Possibility of stopping in the old castle. When the weather is nice you can sit outside in the castle.

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    • May 8, 2017

  • Hunsbuckel 🇺🇦

    The mountain was already used for protection from the invading Teutons in Roman times in the 3rd and 4th centuries. The mountain was built on for the first time with a Celtic refuge.
    The Montclair Castle was completed at the same time as the sister castle Meinsberg in Manderen in 1439.
    After the builder's death in 1455, the castle was no longer looked after, with the exception of renovations between 1581 and 1583. It remained uninhabited. In the warlike days of the 17th century, Montclair was hardly mentioned again. In 1621 the castle was largely in ruins.
    In 1833, Crown Prince Friedrich Wilhelm IV, known as a romantic, visited the Montclair ruins and ordered the castle to be restored.

    In 1870 the castle became the property of the privy councilor Eugen von Boch. Eugen von Boch wanted to continue the renovation work as well as on the "Old Tower" in Mettlach.
    The castle was under fire in 1945 when German soldiers stationed themselves on the castle tower for defense. The battlements of the higher tower were destroyed. Likewise the connecting bridges between the towers.
    In 1991, the von Boch family left the Montclair castle ruins to the Merzig-Wadern district.

    The castle is on winter break from November 4, 2019 to April 3, 2020.

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    • December 23, 2019

  • Torsten

    Visit the castle ruins for 2 euros, visit the beer garden for free (except for consumption).

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    • April 12, 2015

  • gisi

    Very nice view of the Saar and the hills.

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    • May 27, 2016

  • Thomas Messner

    Very nice route along the Saar. After about 2.5 km. Turn left through the forest to Monclair Castle. There you can fortify yourself with a snack and cool drinks, before continuing on the trail towards Mettlach.

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    • November 12, 2018

  • Silvia

    Very nice castle. However, it is currently only open for tours from Thursday to Sunday. And unfortunately does not have an innkeeper at the moment. So if you are planning a tour you should inform yourself beforehand.

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    • July 24, 2019

  • 𝕁𝕦𝕨𝕖𝕝

    A beautiful castle, with a beer garden in the courtyard, which invites you to linger.

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    • April 27, 2019

  • Hol & Ela

    The castle Montclaire stands on the ridge exactly in the Saar loop. From the viewpoint Cloef you have a good view of the location. Unfortunately, the castle is closed until the end of June 2019 due to renovations.

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    • May 12, 2019

  • Ju_La

    One of the special hiking destinations

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    • January 2, 2019

  • Heike 🌳🌲🌻

    Was previously always open now 2 euros must be paid. . with us was completely closed. ,

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    • April 6, 2019

  • Leela Schwartz

    At the castle Montclair (inner courtyard) there is a small snack, where you can take coffee and cake. There is also a toilet and many seats with tables, where you can eat your own. To get to the top of the castle and to get into the tower you have to pay admission.

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    • September 19, 2019

  • HansJoergOtt

    To walk really nice, but since the journey is possible with the bike, it is all the more regrettable that bicycles are not desirable at the castle itself.

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    • March 16, 2016

  • Alexander

    Classic castle - was too early otherwise I would have drunk a coffee there

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    • August 3, 2017

  • Ju_La

    Very interesting tour to hike or MTB

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    • January 2, 2019

  • Florian

    Hidden in the forest above the Saarschleife

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    • September 19, 2019

  • Lilo

    The courtyard is open from Thursday to Sunday. The bistro only on weekends. Otherwise vending machines and toilets. Nice! (2020)

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    • June 25, 2020

  • Peter.FiHa

    Castle with beer garden, great

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    • July 6, 2021

  • 🇺🇦Uwe 🏃‍♂️1098🏍

    Montclair Castle is a medieval castle ruin near Mettlach, a municipality in the Merzig-Wadern district. The castle was one of the most important fortifications on the lower Saar in the Middle Ages and served to control the river as a traffic artery.

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    • October 28, 2021

  • Ju_La

    Both hiking and MTB

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    • January 2, 2019

  • Christina Grünewald

    Nice hiking trail. Also easy to walk with children, as there is always something to experience.

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    • July 27, 2019

  • Skippy17

    The ascent is easy to do and the castle is also very beautiful and you can linger there.

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    • September 4, 2020

  • Veronika 2020

    Unfortunately, it was still hazy on our hike, so we decided not to climb the tower. The cafe in the courtyard was open.

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    • November 5, 2021

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    12.9 mi
    2.1 mph
    1,775 ft
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Location: Mettlach, Merzig-Wadern, Saarland, Germany


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