Historische Orte, © Klaus-Peter Kappest

Historical places

A journey through the Eifel also includes the visit of small historical cities, villages and settlements.

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Altes Rathaus, © Stadt Mayen/Seydel

Altes Rathaus


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…

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Fachwerkdorf Monreal, © Laura Rinneburger

Fachwerkdorf Monreal


Monreal, the village of timbered houses

Monrael, a city formerly known for drapery, has 785 inhabitants and does not only offer beautiful timbered houses, the two picturesque ruins of the castles “Löwenburg” and “Philippsburg” and the rivulet Elz but also tracks for cycling (Eifel-Schiefer-Radweg) and hiking (Traumpfad Monrealer Ritterschlag) through a virgin nature…

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Genovevaburg 1, © Stadt Mayen/P!el Media



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…

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Kirchtor Rhens, © Tourist-Information Erlebnis Rheinbogen

Kirchtor Rhens


This gateway, built between 1396-1418, which now consists only of the scanty remains of a wall and the stump of a staircase, was twice destroyed in its 600-year history. In the seventeenth century, as Meissner's and Dilich's view of the city showed, it was still preserved as it had been planned and carried out around the year 1400…

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Blick auf Marktplatz vom Burgaufgang, © Stadt Mayen/Schick

Marktplatz Mayen mit Marktbrunnen


The market place in Mayen has always been a market. Since today, you can find the weekly market every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday here. The large market, which is held every three months, is very popular and the fun fair "Lukasmarkt" in October, which is the largest fair in the northern of Rhineland-Palatinate…

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Wehrgang in Mayen, © Stadt Mayen/Seydel

Mittelalterliche Stadtbefestigung - Wehrgang


After Mayen was declared as a city by Rudolf von Habsburg in 1291, the city got palisadings and gateways as protection.

that they began with the building of the city wall - it was 1,660 m (1,815 yd) long, had 4 gates and 16 towers and starts and ends at the "Genoveva" castle - which surrounded the city almost circular…

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Aquädukt, © Tourist Information Erlebnis Rheinbogen

Römisches Aquädukt Brey


Free guide call 02628-3119 Roman aqueduct, Brey.
In Brey is still a significant monument from Roman times preserved.


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