Münstereifel Castle

Bad Münstereifel, Germany

Münstereifel Castle was built in the 13th century and first documented in 1317. Knight Gottfried of Jülich, whose table tomb is in the collegiate church, lived in Bad Münstereifel castle, and later the Duke of Jülich’s bailiffs and administrators. The castle was set on fire by retreating French troops in 1689.

Since 1984 the castle has been in private ownership and includes a restaurant. The Inge Baecker gallery, which shows exhibits from world renowned artists, is also part of the castle.

The castle is located in ultimate walking distance from the train station Bad Münstereifel.

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

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Der Frenzel (5 months ago)
There isn't much left. Actually there is only a piece of tower ruins left.
Carlos Kreuz (5 months ago)
Jean-Pierre Seitz (9 months ago)
In the middle of the forest you can find the remains of an old Carolingian refuge and the associated ring wall. However, you need a lot of imagination to see a castle or a wall here. Only a little more of the tower remains, even if the lattice construction makes it look more like a large cake. Maybe the city of Bad Münstereifel could put up a few signs here or maybe there are even old drawings of what the castle once looked like.
Pierre Dolchee (3 years ago)
Best to visit in winter, then you can see more. Ring wall and ruins of a tower can be seen
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