Mayen Travel Guide

  • Genovevaburg Castle
    Genovevaburg Castle
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  • Nightview on Mayen by Leipzig
    Nightview on Mayen by Leipzig
    by Leipzig
  • Mayen
    Mayen
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Mayen Things to Do

  • Mayen

    Mayen is the gateway to and also right in the middle of the Eifel Region, Germany. It has a charming century old town square and there’s also Genovevaburg, a butter yellow castle on a hill overlooking it all.

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  • Genoveva Castle (Eifelmuseum)

    The Genoveva Castle towers over the city. It was built in 1291 by Heinrich von Finstingen in order to protect the town and houses today the Museum of the Eifel. You can climb up the 34 meters high Goloturm to have a great view over the town.

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  • Town Hall and Market Square

    The Town Hall was erected in 1717, suffered a lot from Allied bombing and was rebuilt to its former splendour in the early 1950s. Highlight is the rectangular tower with the beautifully decorated clock. The market square in front of the Town Hall has always been centre of Mayen. In its centre is the Market Fountain, erected by Micheal Alken.

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  • Church of St. Clemens

    What an unusual church. Take a closer look on the spire and you notice that it has an uneven shape. The legend tells that the devil twisted the spire. But the fact is that during the construction strong winds made it almost impossible to built the heavy schist plates in an even form.The chruch is located in the centre of Mayen and is the landmark...

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  • Brueckenstrasse

    the medievel character of town conveys a wonderful atmosphere which is enhanced by great Architecture with its wee shops, Mayen's Pedestrian Mall has flair as well as Gemuetlichkeit and the people are very friendly. good place for the whole Family.Many come from Koblenz and Andernach, to shop in Mayen and having a good time, its an easy drive over...

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  • Pedestrian Mall

    old Mayen, meaning the old part of town is build as Pedestrian Malls.....no car can disturb your shop till you drop binge, and if you like a rest, the Brueckenstrasse/Bridge St has all creatures comfort for you, Cafes, Restaurants, Pubs

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Mayen Shopping

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    by pepples46 Updated Jan 9, 2004

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    What to buy: many ask what is the Mineralwater like in Germany......I can only say: it is just delish.
    and the Eifel is the Region who has these deep wells, Apollinaris in the Maria Laach Region, I talked about in my Germany page,
    Gerolsteiner is an other great product from the Eifel.....actually just 20km from Mayen, in the Neighbourhood of Daun, close to the Nuerburgring
    so when ever you need to quench a thirst, while driving perhaps, buy yourself a bottle of Apollinaris or Gerolsteiner, german Mineralwater of high quality and great taste

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Mayen Local Customs

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    Rodder Maar

    by pepples46 Updated Jan 10, 2004

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    of the Eifel Region, the volcanic lakes, all in all 4, when I count Maria Laach in ....have a look at this page.
    around Mayen and Daun, here the Rodder Maar, an area of breathtaking peace and serenity.
    a holiday for the whole family, hiking or biking sure a great expirience for natur lovers

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Mayen What to Pack

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    by Leipzig Written Apr 4, 2004

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    Miscellaneous: There is no special rainy season

    Avg. Temp. in Spring: max.: 7 - 16°C ( 45 - 60°F ); min: 1 - 7°C ( 34 - 45°F )
    Avg. Temp. in Summer: max.: 19 - 21°C ( 66 - 70°F ); min: 9 - 11°C ( 49 - 51°F )
    Avg. Temp. in Autumn: max.: 6 - 17°C ( 43 - 62°F); min: 1 - 9°C ( 34 - 49°F )
    Avg. Temp. in Winter: max.: 2 - 3°C ( 36 - 38°F); min: -1 - 0°C ( 30 - 32°F )

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Mayen Off The Beaten Path

  • Schloss Buerresheim

    not far from the City, in the wonderful East Eifel....Schloss Buerresheim, completely intact, never destroyed.....just a fine witness from many centuries agofor german speaking VT members, the webpage below tells you all about the Eifel Region and its treasures

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  • Walking in the lava

    Have you ever been inside a lava stream? Below the "Vulkanmuseum" you can walk through a maze of basalt pillars. After an eruption 200.000 years ago lava flew down the hills and cooled off. This lava was made of molten basalt and has a height of up to 35 meters. The slow cooling process formed such hexagonal and pentagonal pillars which were used...

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  • Vulkanmuseum Eifel

    This museum deals with the vulcanism in the Eifel and the results of giant eruptions. The guided tour is very informative and you can get insight in the life of the past hundred years when people tried to get round basalt stones out of the cooled off lava. Those stones were used in mills to grind grains. The mill stone is the only object that has...

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