Monschau Travel Guide

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Monschau Things to Do

  • Walking is only way to see the hidden...

    Who has ever walked the streets of the old city, understands why Monschau also called the pearl of the Eifel, the cityscape is hardly changed in 300 years. With its many half-timbered houses and typical facades the town with a rich past and a lively presentIn addition to a multitude of attractions, virtually every house in the old town a lot of...

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  • The red house

    The building in 1756 is one of the most significant buildings in the baroque style of the Rhineland This house was once the home and office of a major cloth maker family in Monschau. It consists of two compound houses (The house of the Swan and the house of the Pelican)A baroque style carved wooden floating staircase leading to all floors very...

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  • The brewery museum Felsenkeller

    Here you can take a tour of the old brewery itself. The information obtained can read the deepest secrets of the beer brewing process and the different types of beerA particular attraction is the view from the historical Felsenkelder, which is formed by means of an explosion in 1830Felsenkeller Brewery is a family business for four generations, is...

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  • Strolling around

    With this short walk you'll pass all the sights of Monschau. But we also pay particular attention to the viewpoints that the town has to offerYou will pass many romantic spots halfway through the trail you can enjoy a nice terrace with a babbling river as backgroundThe center is a traffic limitation only residents are permitted. For none resident...

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  • Weihnachtsmarkt,The Christmas Market in...

    Christmas market in Germany are already famous but here in Monschau they said it's even more special,why is that? This is what they say..."When the time has come, and, all around the romantic market square in the little medieval town of Monschau, the wooden huts decorated with fairy lights have been set up, and the timber frames of houses, the...

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  • Bronze sculptures

    There are few bronze sculptures around town,this one standing under a chesnut tree ,near hotel Horchem and near one of the most crossing and most photograph footbridge in town ,they call it "Evangelical footbridge".Most people cross the bridge to get a good view and take photo of the Red House from the river side.This statue being known as...

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  • The Red House (2)

    The Red House ia a double building under one big ledge roof with 2 sculpted door crowned by escutcheons with the house's name ..the left "to the golden helmet" .....the right "to the pelican" It's furnished in late Rococo,French Louis XVI, and Empire period style,showing upper middle class living in that period.It's impressive,I already felt...

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  • The Red House (4)

    The ownner of the house ,Johann Heinrich Scheibler (1705-1765) had high taste of living ,not like an ordinary people but like a noble.I can see from his house decoration looks like a noble house. His house transformed into a "Foundation Scheibler Museum Ref House Monschau" by the District Assembly of the Rheinland and Mr. Hans Carl Scheibler from...

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  • The Red House (3)

    The Red House or Rotes Haus in German and the name as a museum is "Stiftung Scheibler museum"Opening hours, From Good Friday - November 30 open Tuesday - Sunday .,closed on Monday.Admission: every hour on the hour 10:00 and 11:00 a.m. 2:00, 3:00 and 4:00 p.m. Admission charge: adults: € 3.00, students/children: free, school classes with guide per...

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  • The Red House (1)

    The Red House in Monschau, built by the cloth maker and merchant Johann Heinrich Scheibler around 1760.The house was not only used as a family home, but also being as office with storage rooms, cellar with cleansing and dying rooms and the rinsing channels. In the peak time,here in the Eifel and region around Limberg, around 4,000-6,000 workers,all...

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  • Monschau castle

    Monschau Castle is thought to have been erected in the early 13th century. In the mid-14th century it was expanded and fortified with its massive ring walls and battlements, complete with a system of guard walks. In 1543 Counts of Jülich was besieged by the Emperor Charles V, who conquered it with heavy guns and proceeded to pillage the town. Some...

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  • Walk around

    Monschau used to be part of France around year 1198 and known as Montjoie and became to be a town when the town's castle was built in 13 th century.The town was given to Prussia in 1815 but the name has not been changed to be Monschau yet until 1918.Although the town has past turbulent time,but it still preserved many historical buildings topped...

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  • Walking around town

    The best thing to do here is by walking and seeing everything around town .It's just a small but very charming town so we can walk everywhere ,just wear a good shoe ,not high heel,I saw one having a hard time walking with heeled shoe .The town 's street is narrow cobble street and mostly up and down .It's very charming town with its historical Old...

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  • Visit the Tourist Info Office

    On arrival to the town, you have to visit the Tourist Info Office. The office itself offers guded tours, books rooms in the local inns, give general info & more.Tourist Information opening hours:every day: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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  • Christmas shopping

    The Monschau Christmas Market is small but beautiful, and might be the most beautiful Christmas Market in western Germany. Through out the weekend there are free and exciting programmes including live brass band concerts, a living manger at 3pm and 5pm and Santa Claus who will be visiting Monschau's Christmas market in the afternoons and evenings....

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Monschau Hotels

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  • Hotel Lindenhof

    Laufenstrasse 77, Monschau, 52156, de

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

  • Burghotel F.- J.- Steinbusch

    LaufenstraÃ?e 1, Monschau, 52156, de

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Solo

  • Hotel Royal

    Stadtstrasse 4-6, Monschau, 52156, de

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

Monschau Restaurants

  • Great palce for culinary R & R

    The Caffee/Restaurant is on two levels. Downstares is a chocolade/seweets shop with old fashioned Tea rooms included, and nice big caffee/restaurant upstares.Caffee Kaulard is right in the middle of town, pass the Church,right on the town market. We have been visiting this place for few years now, everytime when we come to Monshcau.I love their...

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  • A Convenient Meal

    Well prepared and pleasantly served local cooking with fish and local specialties I cannot really evaluate German cooking. This was as good as we had.

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  • Spargel (White asparagus)

    In the "wonderful Month of May all Germans go hungering for the largest fattest most succulent white asparagus. Good restaurants put out special spargel-menus.This is not confined to Monschau. It is everywhere!. The classic serving is spargel with Hollandaise sauce and salzkartoffeln (boiled small potatoes). If this is not enough calories youcan...

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Monschau Transportation

  • Stadtbahn Monschau

    I didn't try this kind of Choo choo train but I try to find some information for anyone who are intersted in it.It's good if anyone come with young children ,they may like it.On the website they said why take the trouble (the town 's street are up and down hill) to explore Monschau's sights on foot if you can do so conveniently with this train.....

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  • Car parking

    I arrived Monschau from southern part of city and park at carpark Burgau that located at southern part of town ,that is the biggest car park of the city,it's capacity is about 320 vehicles,some part is under the roof of car park building(same price)There are another 3 car parks on the north(87 cars),west (60)and east side(93) Each side of town...

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  • To Monschau

    I travelled to Monschau through Belgium border.From Brussels ,we drove past Eupen ,plan to use N 67 to cross boder from Belgium into Germany and arrive Monschau from northern part of the city,but when we past Eupen the road sign said N 67 was closed because of road construction so we have to do a little detour down the N 68 instead.It's just a...

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Monschau Shopping

  • Christmas shop

    In the heart of town,there 's one Christmas shop that sell almost every of Christmas things that you may need.There are 4 storeys full of very colorful christmas items.They look fascinating. The shop opens daily and all year round.I didn't take any picture inside because not allowed.And staff walked along us all the time .I bought a set of coffee...

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  • Lace,embroidery

    I saw a shop sells these lace embroidery. They look similar to famous lace in Bruges Belgium.It can be an influence from Belgium because the town is right at the Belgian border,or they were imported ,I wasn't sure.I didn't have chance to ask them because the shop are closed .They looked mixing between lace and embroidery.The original lace price...

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  • Traditional Christmas shopping in...

    In Germany the Christmas fairs and markets are rather unique and so different from the one I saw during my last visit in London early December.In London you get tired of pure commercialism.In Aachen, Cologne or Monschau, shopping is also commercialized, but there is still a traditional Christmas atmosphere where some gifts are not mass-produced...

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Monschau Local Customs

  • Felsenkeller Brauerei

    There's a couple of regional beers that are truly exceptional. It's been some time since I last had these but if you're passing through Monschau I well recommend them to you.One of them is FelsQuell Pils which is a bitter and hoppy, yet very smooth pils.The other one is Zwickelbier which is a dark unfiltered yeasty beer with a reputation of being...

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  • A Horse of a Different Color

    This temporary figure is standing in front of the Registry Office. I do not think he has anything to do with Marriages which are what gets registered here. The building is also known as the Haus Troistorff, built by a cloth merchant in1783. There were similar horses all over Aachen when we went there. This is the week of the International Jumping...

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  • Every year from the first advent-weekend

    Traditional German Weihnachts / Christmas market. A festival that here is extra traditional as chances of snow are here considerably bigger then in the towns in the Ruhr-area.

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Monschau Warnings and Dangers

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    by Pavlik_NL Written Aug 15, 2003

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    If one doesn;t like mass-tourism, one should go to Monschau outside the highseason in summeryime, running from June to well into September.

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Monschau Off The Beaten Path

  • National Eifel Park - Nature - let it be...

    Majestic beech forests, gnarled oaks and wild brooks - these are the hallmarks of the Eifel National ParkOn the theme of „Nature – Letting it Be“, it has been decided that nature shall not be put to any economic uses whatsoever within the park. Where woodcutting was once common, wild and original forests are now allowed to spring up againIn this...

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  • yep we here too

    :-))we like friendly people, when travelling with kids, this must be good for them, meeting Farm animals, strolling and playing in the meadows.

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  • relaxed driving

    no hustle and no hassles, just relaxed driving through the countryside. but be aware, unlike the Autobahn, there is a speedlimit on countryside roads, 80km/h..a picnic and a walk, that's what I like anyway

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Monschau Favorites

  • Visiting Monschau

    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...

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  • Visiting Monschau

    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...

    more
  • Visiting Monschau

    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...

    more

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