Schloss Merten is a building belonging to a former Augustine monastery, which was founded by the neighbouring castle. It is likely that the monastery was donated by Countess Mathilde von Sayn and was first mentioned in a document by Otto von Kappenstein and his wife Kunigunde in 1217.

In 1699 the monastery was burned down. It was not until 1791 that the southern wing was rebuilt. The overall site also includes a small neo-Baroque palace, known as the orangery, which the Counts Droste zu Vischering von Nesselrode-Reichenstein had built around 1909 after acquiring the monastery buildings. 

The overall site now houses a home for the elderly and a care home.The grounds with the palace garden and the cafeteria in the orangery are open to the general public.



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Jakob Latzny (17 months ago)
Traumhafte Lage.....immer eine Pause Wert und die besten Waffeln
Carola Hänscheid (17 months ago)
Toller Kuchen. Empfehlenswert
Timm Mendell (18 months ago)
Sehr nettes kleines Cafe. Waffeln werden frisch gemacht und sind super lecker. Empfehlung: mit Kirschen und Sahne. Sehr schöne Aussicht auf den Brunnen und die Kapelle. Unschlagbar gutes Preis-Leistungs-Verhältnis.
Andreas Kuhl (19 months ago)
Sehr guter Kuchen aus Haus-eigener Küche. Preis Leistung Verhältnis ist unschlagbar. Bei mehreren Besuchern, benötigt man etwas Geduld bei der Bedienung. Es lohnt sich aber immer wieder.
Micha O. (2 years ago)
Nettes kleines Café im Schlossgarten. Soweit ich weiß nur am Wochenende geöffnet. Frische Waffeln und leckerer Kuchen und Kaffee...
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