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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www.burg-montclair.de

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LB Mark (14 months ago)
Very refreshing to walk to. Surrounded by beautiful nature and nice for family walks
Mark Lutta (14 months ago)
Very refreshing to walk to. Surrounded by beautiful nature and nice for family walks
Juan Antonio Duran Blazquez (2 years ago)
I would say it is a really good experience. You can park your car on the parking and walk for 45 minutes with your family betwen a really green forest to the castle. Please remember that this is a ghost castle, so please show some respect. Sometimes you can see it. You can visit inside the castle for 3 euros and afterwards taking a lunch in the bar. After that you can walk down the forest to get to the river when you will find another walk area and a boat to cross the river every 10 minutes. Finally you can enjoy a really good social space in the other side of the river with some bars and pub to take a diner, a cup or an ice cream. It worth it.
Juan Antonio Duran (2 years ago)
I would say it is a really good experience. You can park your car on the parking and walk for 45 minutes with your family betwen a really green forest to the castle. Please remember that this is a ghost castle, so please show some respect. Sometimes you can see it. You can visit inside the castle for 3 euros and afterwards taking a lunch in the bar. After that you can walk down the forest to get to the river when you will find another walk area and a boat to cross the river every 10 minutes. Finally you can enjoy a really good social space in the other side of the river with some bars and pub to take a diner, a cup or an ice cream. It worth it.
Chris Houth (2 years ago)
Nice
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