Montclair Castle Ruins

Mettlach, Germany

Montclair castle was built by Arnulf von Walecourt in the late 12th century. The site was a fief from Trier archbishop. The castle was built to the site of old Frankish castle. In 1351 the castle was conquered and razed by the troops of Archbishop Baldwin of Luxembourg. Jakob von Sierck built the new castle in 1434-1439. It fell into disrepair and started to decay in the 17th century. Montclair was restored in 1992-1993.



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Mettlach, Germany
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Founded: 12th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in Germany
Historical period: Hohenstaufen Dynasty (Germany)

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Benina B (3 years ago)
Pleasant walk..not difficult at all's about 3.5 k.m walk through green mountain slope.Pay 2 € for entrance to castle ruin which offer food view from there.A cafe and toilet provided.
Sietze Jan Meijer (3 years ago)
Ideal for a walk, with a restaurant located inside the castle. The castle is about 3.5 kbs from the parking so one hour each way walking at a good pace.
Marc Welter (3 years ago)
Top 45 min walk through the forest to reach a very beautiful partly restored castle ! Amazing views from up the castle over the Saarschleife. A place not to miss. There is a bar/small food restaurant in the castle. A vey nice place to pass a peaceful time in nature. Don’t forget that it takes you 45 min to get back ;-))
uli whittaker (3 years ago)
Ruined castle and in its midst a nice eatery/café. You can either approach the castle by car, or walking up from the Saar valley below. A foot ferry operates in the summer months, not on Mondays, though. Lovely setting.
Dave Pearson (3 years ago)
We had a super sunny day out... it is a gentle uphill walk but also nice downhill going back, the entrance fee to the castle ruins is only 2€ and you get to see a lot, after we were done viewing we had a great meal with generous portions of freshly prepared salad and I had meatloaf ....Grrreat! Well worth the visit and you'll be surprised to find it's not full of tourists or school trippers who don't want to walk the 7 km round trip.
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