Maria Laach

Maria Laach
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The abbey Maria Laach is a monastery plant of the high middle ages and lays on the southwest side of the lake “Laacher See”. The abbey with six towers is considered to one of the most beautiful buldings of the salian in germany. Belonging to the abbey are the lake (with a camping area, boat hire, miniature golf area and a fisheries), the convent, an organic farm with a organic marked, the Seehotel (hotel at the lake), a huge truck farm, a bookshop and many more. The lake Laacher See is a huge volcanic crater filled with water. It is about one kilometer wide and almost two kilometers long.

 

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Laacher See, abbey Maria Laach

Maria Laach
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Mendig

Mendig
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The small city Mendig was mentioned in 1041 a.chr. for the first time and is known since the roman times for reduction and processing of basalt. Worth seeing is the museum of volcanism “Lava Dome”. There you can also see the “Lavakeller” (basement of lava).

 

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Lavadome with lava basement

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Mayen

Mayen
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The city Mayen was already in the roman times an important business location. Especially many of the potterys were known in whole europe. In the southwest of the city lays the Genovevaburg (castle), the landmark of Mayen. Now in the castle plant you’ll find the museum of the Eifel and huge Eifelbibliothek (the huge library of the Eifel). The patio of the castle is known for the anually castle festivalnight, a great known festival for theatre.

 

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Eifelmuseum with german Schiefermuseum, historical town wall, market square

Mayen Mayen
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Hachenburg

Hachenburg
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You can reach the small city Hachenburg in the Westerwald in about one hour by car. It’s really known for the “Schloss Hachenburg” (castle of Hachenburg) and the museums. The castle was built in 1180 a.chr. and was spared in the second worldwar. Also the garden of the castle, the old town, the old marked and the pedestrian zone is really great for walks. In the garden of the castle is a museum about agriculture in the 18. and 19. century and near the city you’ll find a great museum about old and new cadillacs fom the USA.

 

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landscape museum Westerwald, Cadillac-Museum, castle Hachenburg, old market square

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Höhr-Grenzhausen

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Höhr-Grenzhausen is the focus of the Kannenbäckerland (“can bakery country”) in the Westerwald. Earlier there were baked clay pots or jars of the clay of the region. For that the Westerwald was known nationwide. Because of this it is a great idea to visit the “Keramikmuseum Westerwald” (a museum of ceramics) or the “Burg Grenzau” (Grenzau castle). It’s a old ruine of a castle that is the only castle in germany that has a triangular castle keep.

 

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ceramic museum, castle Grenzau, Rastal (glass sale)

 


 

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Winningen

Winningen
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Behind Koblenz at the Mosel lays the popular wine village Winningen. The landscape is characterized of vineyards on the right and on the left side of the Mosel. Winningen is popular for their “Winninger Weinfest” (it’s a event from the winegrower). It’s the oldest event for wine in germany. The event is every year for ten days from the end of August to the beginning of September.

 

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market square, event “Winninger Winzerfest”

Winningen
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Eltz

Eltz
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The castle Eltz was built in the 12. century and is one of the most popular castles in germany, that wasnt not one time be conquered or devasted. A particular area of the castle can be visited daily from 1. April to 1. November. You can see a weapons collection of the 19. century, a salon and a bedchamber of the 16. century, a knights hall and a childs room. Also a collection of exhibits of the art history from the 12. to the 19. century can be visited in the vault.

 

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castle Eltz

 


 

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Cochem

Cochem
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The symbol of the little town at the Mosel is the Reichsburg, a castle in the new gothic style. With the cable railway (named Pinnerkreuzbahn) you can visit the viewpoint “Pinnerkreuz” that is in a hight of 255 meters. From the station you also can reach the funpark “Klotten”. Also interesting is the “Bundesbankbunker”, a bunker of the national bank where layed a currency for distress from 1964 to 1988. Now the bunker is owned by the Volksbank Cochem and sometimes you can visit it.

 

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Reichsburg, Moselpromenade, Enderttor, Bundesbankbunker, viewpoint Pinnerkreuz, wild- and theme park Klotten

Cochem Cochem Cochem
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Loreley

Loreley
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The Loreley is a cliff near St. Goarshausen that has a hight of 132 meters. A legend says, that a mermaid named Loreley, sat on that cliff and sang for the seafarer. The seafarer were so amazed by the mermaid, so that they payed no attention to the currents and they went to ground with their ships. Now its a popular place for everyone, because the sight of the cliffs is spectacular. Also you can visit many concerts and events at the open air stage of the Loreley.

 

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Loreley hill, Loreley statue at the riverside

Loreley
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Braubach

Braubach
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The town at the Mittelrhein (middle Rhine) thats belonging to the UNESCO-Kulturerbe (UNESCO heritage), is known for the location below the Marksburg (castle). The Marksburg is the only castle that isnt destroyed at the Rhein. The small alley in the old town of Braubach are lined with old houses of the 16. to the 18. century. In the Marksburg you can visit a museum of the castle. There you can see the garden of castle, the cellar, the knights hall and the torture chamber.

 

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Marksburg with castle museum, old town with half-timbered houses, citygate

Braubach
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