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  • Monschau: Part of the Old Town
    Monschau: Part of the Old Town
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  • Monschau: The Old Castle
    Monschau: The Old Castle
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    Shopping and enjoying

    by JosM Updated Jul 4, 2004

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    Favorite thing: Monschau is a pittoresque little city in the Eifel National Park. It's a touristic centre for the region and a relief after a busy time at work, with very nice houses and monuments.

    The homepage for the city of Monschau is Monschau´*.

    Fondest memory: In autumn, with Halloween coming soon, carved pumpkins and witches are all over the city.

    Witches and pumpkins
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    Bring a little something back with you...

    by MBDVB Written Oct 17, 2002

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    Favorite thing: Go into the shops that line the streets, and I'm sure you will find a little memento of your time spent in Monschau...

    Fondest memory: Going into a little shop I found some very nice little mementos, and had fun trying to understand the old lady working there... and she me! Laughing is indeed universal!

    What might I find in here?

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    Walkingtour through town and up ...

    by Pavlik_NL Written Aug 15, 2003

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    Favorite thing: Discovering Monschau can only be done by walking, walking and ... if you're up to it ... climbing a little. There are various overlookpoints around the town and at least one should be on your list. Focus for example on the ruine of the watchtower opposit the castle's mainhill. Here one only has to climb a little to have a great scenic view on Monschau.

    Overlooking the village after a short climb

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    "Fachwerk" that's what it is all about

    by Pavlik_NL Written Aug 15, 2003

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    Favorite thing: Almost all the houses in Monschau are made with "Fachwerk". This typical German buildingstyle is significant because of it's wooden supporting "balks" still visible after plastering the wall that is in between them. On top of that this environment has "lei"stone roofs and several sides of the buildings made of it as well. The total is amazing architecture, a joy for the eyes.

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    a Pearl

    by pepples46 Updated Apr 7, 2005

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    Favorite thing: close to the Border to Belgium, Monschau was first mentioned in 1198, a wee little village then, huddled underneath the Castle in medievel times

    Fondest memory: Monschau presents itself relaxed, friendly and..gemuetlich, that beautiful german word for.. homely.
    In Autum, the colours couln't be more vibrant or splendid.the Town looks like coming out from a fairytale book by the Brothers Grimm.
    and in the Summertime, yellow broom presents a feast for the eyes!

    Monschau in Autum
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    Fachwerk

    by pepples46 Updated Apr 7, 2005

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    Favorite thing: Tudorstyle housing..along the River, the Region has been a poor area, living of the Land and the Beast. Country people, hart working, always busy hands

    Fondest memory: strolling through the Village, having a chat with the locals maybe a beer in the many fine Restaurants, german wine is not bad either....but I always go for the sweet stuff, cakes...all sorts of cakes. a strawberry flan ( pie ) with lots of cream...you got the try that one day!!

    Fachwerkhaus
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  • Visiting Monschau

    by Waukgal Written May 4, 2009

    Favorite thing: This entire town is beautiful; it is a pleasure just to relax and take in the view. This is very fortunate, as we were completely unable to obtain information about what to see and do when we were there. Based on information available on the internet, we devoted an entire weekend to exploring this gorgeous town. We left with plenty of money in our pockets- even with a trip to the visitor center, we could not obtain information in English! The lady working there spoke English, but was completely overwhelmed as she was the only one on duty and there were about 5 or 6 people waiting for assistance. She did not wish to take time with us and had no written references to share. So, we did not know where we could go or what to do. We wish we had printed the online info, but did not anticipate the need to do that. We spent our time with leisurely walks, enjoying the atmosphere and taking photographs, though we did not know what we were getting photos of! I would have liked to take a tour that included the history of the place, but the lady told us there was no tour. It was June, so this was during the tourist season and I thought I had seen something about tours online, but perhaps they are only offered on certain days!?! There was no way to know. The entire town looked deserted; we did not have the opportunity to approach locals and see if we could strike up conversation. This is also the only location where we missed church services on Sunday, because we could not find out what was available.

    We advise travelers to bring their own information, in their own language, if they decide to visit this incredibly beautiful town. We have traveled to 8 countries thus far, and usually find information readily available. In this instance, I repeat: bring your own!!! Another user on this site was able to get a walking tour map, but we could not, so that may be hit-or-miss.

    We were able to shop in a few places. This is best done leisurely, as well. My family voted Monschau as the most slow paced for shopkeepers we have ever experienced. We still laugh in amazement at that, and secretly wish we could work as slowly; perhaps our health would benefit! We also saved a lot of money because of the pace; since each transaction was slow, we had relatively few of them and were still traveling 'light' when we left town. I had hoped to buy up a lot of souvenirs for an upcoming family reunion, but would have needed a week- hee hee!

    All in all, it was a good time- go prepared to relax, slow down, just see what you see without needing to know or understand anything. Monschau will not disappoint! Or, if you are like me and NEED to know stuff, come prepared. There is plenty to explore if, if you can find it!

    Fondest memory: Exploring the old castle was fun. It was wide open- just walk on in. We were still a little nervous, not sure if we were allowed to be there, but now we see online that yes, it is fine to check it out. Photography is fun in this town; it can really keep you busy!

    Monschau: Part of the Old Town Monschau: The Old Castle Monschau Monschau
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  • Visiting Monschau

    by Waukgal Written May 4, 2009

    Favorite thing: This entire town is beautiful; it is a pleasure just to relax and take in the view. This is very fortunate, as we were completely unable to obtain information about what to see and do when we were there. Based on information available on the internet, we devoted an entire weekend to exploring this gorgeous town. We left with plenty of money in our pockets- even with a trip to the visitor center, we could not obtain information in English! The lady working there spoke English, but was completely overwhelmed as she was the only one on duty and there were about 5 or 6 people waiting for assistance. She did not wish to take time with us and had no written references to share. So, we did not know where we could go or what to do. We wish we had printed the online info, but did not anticipate the need to do that. We spent our time with leisurely walks, enjoying the atmosphere and taking photographs, though we did not know what we were getting photos of! I would have liked to take a tour that included the history of the place, but the lady told us there was no tour. It was June, so this was during the tourist season and I thought I had seen something about tours online, but perhaps they are only offered on certain days!?! There was no way to know. The entire town looked deserted; we did not have the opportunity to approach locals and see if we could strike up conversation. This is also the only location where we missed church services on Sunday, because we could not find out what was available.

    We advise travelers to bring their own information, in their own language, if they decide to visit this incredibly beautiful town. We have traveled to 8 countries thus far, and usually find information readily available. In this instance, I repeat: bring your own!!! Another user on this site was able to get a walking tour map, but we could not, so that may be hit-or-miss.

    We were able to shop in a few places. This is best done leisurely, as well. My family voted Monschau as the most slow paced for shopkeepers we have ever experienced. We still laugh in amazement at that, and secretly wish we could work as slowly; perhaps our health would benefit! We also saved a lot of money because of the pace; since each transaction was slow, we had relatively few of them and were still traveling 'light' when we left town. I had hoped to buy up a lot of souvenirs for an upcoming family reunion, but would have needed a week- hee hee!

    All in all, it was a good time- go prepared to relax, slow down, just see what you see without needing to know or understand anything. Monschau will not disappoint! Or, if you are like me and NEED to know stuff, come prepared. There is plenty to explore if, if you can find it!

    Fondest memory: Exploring the old castle was fun. It was wide open- just walk on in. We were still a little nervous, not sure if we were allowed to be there, but now we see online that yes, it is fine to check it out. Photography is fun in this town; it can really keep you busy!

    Monschau: Part of the Old Town Monschau: The Old Castle Monschau Monschau
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  • Visiting Monschau

    by Waukgal Written May 4, 2009

    Favorite thing: This entire town is beautiful; it is a pleasure just to relax and take in the view. This is very fortunate, as we were completely unable to obtain information about what to see and do when we were there. Based on information available on the internet, we devoted an entire weekend to exploring this gorgeous town. We left with plenty of money in our pockets- even with a trip to the visitor center, we could not obtain information in English! The lady working there spoke English, but was completely overwhelmed as she was the only one on duty and there were about 5 or 6 people waiting for assistance. She did not wish to take time with us and had no written references to share. So, we did not know where we could go or what to do. We wish we had printed the online info, but did not anticipate the need to do that. We spent our time with leisurely walks, enjoying the atmosphere and taking photographs, though we did not know what we were getting photos of! I would have liked to take a tour that included the history of the place, but the lady told us there was no tour. It was June, so this was during the tourist season and I thought I had seen something about tours online, but perhaps they are only offered on certain days!?! There was no way to know. The entire town looked deserted; we did not have the opportunity to approach locals and see if we could strike up conversation. This is also the only location where we missed church services on Sunday, because we could not find out what was available.

    We advise travelers to bring their own information, in their own language, if they decide to visit this incredibly beautiful town. We have traveled to 8 countries thus far, and usually find information readily available. In this instance, I repeat: bring your own!!! Another user on this site was able to get a walking tour map, but we could not, so that may be hit-or-miss.

    We were able to shop in a few places. This is best done leisurely, as well. My family voted Monschau as the most slow paced for shopkeepers we have ever experienced. We still laugh in amazement at that, and secretly wish we could work as slowly; perhaps our health would benefit! We also saved a lot of money because of the pace; since each transaction was slow, we had relatively few of them and were still traveling 'light' when we left town. I had hoped to buy up a lot of souvenirs for an upcoming family reunion, but would have needed a week- hee hee!

    All in all, it was a good time- go prepared to relax, slow down, just see what you see without needing to know or understand anything. Monschau will not disappoint! Or, if you are like me and NEED to know stuff, come prepared. There is plenty to explore if, if you can find it!

    Fondest memory: Exploring the old castle was fun. It was wide open- just walk on in. We were still a little nervous, not sure if we were allowed to be there, but now we see online that yes, it is fine to check it out. Photography is fun in this town; it can really keep you busy!

    Monschau: Part of the Old Town Monschau: The Old Castle Monschau Monschau
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    • Photography
    • Hiking and Walking
    • Historical Travel

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  • Visiting Monschau

    by Waukgal Written May 4, 2009

    Favorite thing: This entire town is beautiful; it is a pleasure just to relax and take in the view. This is very fortunate, as we were completely unable to obtain information about what to see and do when we were there. Based on information available on the internet, we devoted an entire weekend to exploring this gorgeous town. We left with plenty of money in our pockets- even with a trip to the visitor center, we could not obtain information in English! The lady working there spoke English, but was completely overwhelmed as she was the only one on duty and there were about 5 or 6 people waiting for assistance. She did not wish to take time with us and had no written references to share. So, we did not know where we could go or what to do. We wish we had printed the online info, but did not anticipate the need to do that. We spent our time with leisurely walks, enjoying the atmosphere and taking photographs, though we did not know what we were getting photos of! I would have liked to take a tour that included the history of the place, but the lady told us there was no tour. It was June, so this was during the tourist season and I thought I had seen something about tours online, but perhaps they are only offered on certain days!?! There was no way to know. The entire town looked deserted; we did not have the opportunity to approach locals and see if we could strike up conversation. This is also the only location where we missed church services on Sunday, because we could not find out what was available.

    We advise travelers to bring their own information, in their own language, if they decide to visit this incredibly beautiful town. We have traveled to 8 countries thus far, and usually find information readily available. In this instance, I repeat: bring your own!!! Another user on this site was able to get a walking tour map, but we could not, so that may be hit-or-miss.

    We were able to shop in a few places. This is best done leisurely, as well. My family voted Monschau as the most slow paced for shopkeepers we have ever experienced. We still laugh in amazement at that, and secretly wish we could work as slowly; perhaps our health would benefit! We also saved a lot of money because of the pace; since each transaction was slow, we had relatively few of them and were still traveling 'light' when we left town. I had hoped to buy up a lot of souvenirs for an upcoming family reunion, but would have needed a week- hee hee!

    All in all, it was a good time- go prepared to relax, slow down, just see what you see without needing to know or understand anything. Monschau will not disappoint! Or, if you are like me and NEED to know stuff, come prepared. There is plenty to explore if, if you can find it!

    Fondest memory: Exploring the old castle was fun. It was wide open- just walk on in. We were still a little nervous, not sure if we were allowed to be there, but now we see online that yes, it is fine to check it out. Photography is fun in this town; it can really keep you busy!

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    • Photography
    • Hiking and Walking
    • Historical Travel

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    View from above...

    by MBDVB Written Dec 6, 2003

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    Favorite thing: You can see from the road above Monschau, on the way to Paris, how tightly the town is laid out...

    Fondest memory: I'm going back some Christmas...

    Hellooooooo....

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    Take a long walk up...

    by MBDVB Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Favorite thing: Walk up the pathway leading to the ruins of the outpost on top of the hill... what a view, and you feel like you've gone back in time...

    Hey you, get off of my cloud...
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