Merode Castle

Langerwehe, Germany

Merode estate was first time mentioned in 1170 and it was originally built by ministrial Werner from Kerpen. The first mention of castle dates from 1263. The current appearance was created mainly by Marshal Jean Philippe Eugène de Merode-Westerloo in the early 18th century. It was partially destroyed during the Second World War and rebuilt. The another big fire in 2000 destroyed 80% of interior and the restoration is still going on. The garden is used for events. 


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Founded: 13th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in Germany
Historical period: Habsburg Dynasty (Germany)

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arys1995 (2 years ago)
Merode Castle. The Christmas market is held around the castle with different food stand and other accessories for Christmas
Brian (2 years ago)
The Christmas Market here is one of the best I’ve been to so far. Their were so many stalls that I’ve never seen before in other Christmas markets around Europe. There is ample amount of space, seats, and etc to accommodate everyone. The best part was there were little fire pits scattered around the Christmas Market to warm everyone up. Honestly this place was great and I would love to bring more family and friends to the market. There wasn’t enormous lines to queue for the food stalls either. I’ve been traveling to numerous Christmas markets around Europe the past month and that was my number one complaint was their over-crowdedness and the enormous lines. None of that over here.
Hester Victor (2 years ago)
Xmas Market, absolutely magic! Go!
Nicole (2 years ago)
We visited the Merode Castle for the Christmas Market and it was absolutely amazing. It was laid out very well and it didn’t feel too crowded. The food stalls were spread out nicely so you could keep walking and find another bite to eat as you go. Overall the market had a beautiful ambiance with live music, twinkling lights and fires to keep warm. Highly recommend coming!
nishiparna baruah (3 years ago)
We visited the Weihnachtmarkt in Merode lovely it was! Perfect ambience for a Christmas Market..pretty and cozy at the same time.
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