Genovevaburg

Mayen

The Genovevaburg castle is home to the Eifelmuseum and the Deutsches Schieferbergwerk, or German slate mine.
The Mayen castle festival is held every summer in the castle courtyard.

The Genovevaburg castle is one of the landmarks of the town of Mayen and can be seen from far and wide on a crest of rock above the market square. The late Gothic castle has been besieged, destroyed and rebuilt several times during its eventful history.

The current site consists of the Oberburg, or upper castle, with its 34m-high Goloturm tower, and the Vorburg, or forecastle, which is slightly lower down. Facing the town, the castle is protected by a large castle gate, and to the other sides by the castle keep and an outer ward.

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  • Vom March 6th bis March 11th
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Place

Mayen

Contact

Eifelmuseum - Deutsches Schieferbergwerk
Genovevaburg
56727 Mayen
Phone: (0049)2651 498508
Fax: (0049)2651 7017833

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The unknown architect, who let the old townhall built in 1717, already knew that the basalt of mayen would be the ideal ressource for building a monument. Also highlighting the window fronts. The entrance also leaves an memorable impression. Four halfround designed steps lead to the portal, framed by massive pillars which is similar to the entrance of the Genoveva Castle which was created by Ravenstein. The city coat of arms is above the entrance. Above that the balcony with a beautiful parapet which is stabelized by a corbel. The square clock tower is located on the attic floor. It has a octagonal erection and a high sound opening. The hiproof is covered with slate. The highlight of that side of the old townhall is the artificial designed clock-face. Furthermore it is a location for weddings.