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Monschau

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  • Hagi31

    Lively bustle in old walls, a medieval cityscape with idyllic half-timbered houses, narrow streets and cobblestones.

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    • September 16, 2017

  • Kai

    Very nice old town, in the summer very touristy and even in winter at minus degrees not lonely.

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    • October 15, 2017

  • Ralf

    Wonderful romantic city - fantastic Monschau!

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    • August 15, 2016

  • Rheinschiffer ⚓

    Be sure to visit the mustard mill! Mustard varieties are offered here that you have never heard of. There are also free tastings.

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    • June 28, 2017

  • Jo

    Very nice city with nice restaurants and picturesque places. The Rur flows through the middle and rushes quite decently.
    However, the many tourists also lead to the fact that parking lots are charged everywhere.

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    • November 21, 2017

  • JuleWandert

    Super nice place with many historic buildings. Great highlight for the many hiking trails around Monschau.

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    • December 30, 2016

  • Hagi31

    Monschau ['mon.ʃaʊ also' mɔn.dʒaʊ̯] (until 1918 Montjoie, on 9 August 1918 change of name by imperial decree in Monschau) is a city on the Rur in the Eifel. It is located in North Rhine-Westphalia and belongs to the city region of Aachen. The city lies between the mountain slopes of the nature park High Venn-Eifel in the Rureifel, which takes its name from the river Rur. Worth seeing is above all the Red House, the former headquarters of the textile industrialist family Scheibler (compare Łódź and Carl Wilhelm Scheibler).

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    • August 21, 2017

  • Mike 🇪🇺

    Monschau is one of the few cities in Germany to have two youth hostels.
    The Castle and Hargard.
    We recommend the annual Monschau Classics at the castle monschau-festival.de
    You should definitely visit the city center (Rur and Stehlingsstraße with market), the Red House and the mustard mill, which is slightly off the beaten track (you can book tours here by phone or email senfmuehle.de/start/Reservierungen index.html.

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    • July 9, 2018

  • Alex Bender

    Great dreamy city that invites for a walk.

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    • April 24, 2017

  • Hagi31

    Monschau tourist destination No. 1 in the Eifel

    The historic Monschau old town with its approximately 300 listed buildings invites you to stroll, shop and enjoy. In the winding lanes behind the medieval half-timbered facades there are many small galleries and boutiques that are open all year round, even on Sundays and public holidays. In addition to the numerous museums, the Municipal Gallery in the Au Monastery and the Art and Culture Center - Kuk attract with interesting exhibitions. Amidst this artistic creativity, the smallest city theater in Germany has something to offer for every taste. Stylish restaurants, charming cafes and quaint pubs lure with local specialties and international cuisine. Anyone who would like to experience the rustic country life first-hand is in the height villages around the old town just right. In search of suitable accommodation, the guest will find here the rich variety of a modern holiday region; from the cozy private pension or the comfortable apartment to the 4-star hotel, "farm holidays", campsites and youth hostels.

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    • August 21, 2017

  • Silke mit Yuna & Yomi

    Little dollhouse, tourist often crowded, but pretty, if no event takes place

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    • January 28, 2019

  • Stephan N

    Beautiful old town with many half-timbered houses.
    Located in the valley of the Rur.
    Also worth seeing is the castle above the city and the glassworks.

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    • May 28, 2019

  • Bumble-Bee

    Beautiful village in the valley on the Rur with many half-timbered houses and slate roofs. Although a bit touristy, there are smaller shops off the usual chains. Especially the way to the surrounding hills (like the Haller ruin) is worthwhile for the great view of the town.

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    • August 16, 2019

  • Jo

    Very nice city with nice restaurants and picturesque places. The Rur flows through the middle and rushes quite decently.
    However, the many tourists also lead to the fact that parking lots are charged everywhere.

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    • November 21, 2017

  • Jo

    The view from the Rurbrücke shows the picturesque sides of Monschau and invites to photos.
    And while the Rur rushes vigorously ...

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    • November 21, 2017

  • Marvin🙃

    A great old town with a long history, there is a lot to see and it's just fairytale. 👍

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    • May 22, 2018

  • micha.harnau

    Absolutely worth seeing downtown of Monschau

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    • March 12, 2020

  • Petra

    The route is easy to do and in the beautiful city of Monschau the hiker awaits the Café Kaulard · Markt 8 · 52156 Monschau

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    • August 14, 2017

  • Julia

    "The Pauls'sche Haus is a typical representative Monschauer burghouse, which was built in the second half of the 18th century and was built by Paul Christoph Scheibler and acquired by Hermann Pauls in 1824. It has been owned by the city since 1921 The house number 1 to 3 is located on the city street right on the Rur and is listed under the number 25 in Monschau Monuments List. " Source: Tablet on the house

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    • May 27, 2018

  • Shay

    Just a beautiful town, Christmas a bit crowded, but worth a trip in every season.

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    • November 18, 2018

  • Peter_H_65 🐻

    Half-timbered houses Town center Monschau
    The medieval town of Monschau is located in a basin on the River Rur. The center is characterized by a total of 200 listed houses. These include numerous well-preserved half-timbered houses, some with original slate roofs.
    After a destruction in 1543, the reconstruction of the medieval streets took place at the end of the 16th century. At the beginning of the 19th century, numerous buildings were destroyed by fire.
    The two- to four-storey half-timbered houses from the 19th and 20th centuries consist of quarry stone in the basement and were covered with slate. The appearance of the houses is characterized by a very high pitched roof and protruding upper floors. The basement floors were originally used for production and trade.
    Many buildings are in very good condition and together form a closed, historically shaped overall impression.

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    • September 12, 2018

  • Sandra

    A beautiful viewpoint on Monschau.

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    • October 22, 2018

  • Wanderklaus

    Monschau - the pearl of the Eifel. Here every visitor must have been once and stroll through the nice streets.

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    • October 6, 2019

  • Jo

    Very nice city with nice restaurants and picturesque places. The Rur flows through the middle and rushes quite decently.
    However, the many tourists also lead to the fact that parking lots are charged everywhere.

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    • November 21, 2017


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Location: Monschau, Aachen, Cologne District, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

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