The extraordinary panorama with two fortified medieval castles – Niederburg and Oberburg – as a result of the notorious medieval history of the area, is the main attraction of Manderscheid. And although this is not my favorite type of tourist attractions, I had to visit at least one of them – the so-called Niederburg/the Lower Castle. Continue reading
The name of Larochette Castle, or Burg Fels in German, derives from its location on a sandstone promontory above the small town of Larochette and means ‘rock’. Continue reading
Beaufort Castle was a water castle with two curtain walls, the history of which can be traced through many centuries. Its oldest parts stand on the foundations of a Roman Castel (Castellum Belfurti).
Let’s drop the religious stuff for a while and enjoy the remarkable Modave Castle – my favorite Belgian castle. Modave Castle is such a hidden pearl that deserves even a second visit so that I could this time have the chance to listen more attentively to the audio-guide and to the historical facts about it instead of only taking photographs. Continue reading
I had to visit the beautiful medieval castle village of Kronenburg twice. That was because the first time it was during the days of the Christmas market when the streets were filled up with people and I couldn’t see anything of the settlement but hardly passing each other people on the narrow, cobbled streets or drinking Glühwein around numerous tables.
The second time, it was a couple of weeks before the Christmas market, and the difference was Continue reading
On the track of the Knights Templar – part 3
While Ouren lies on the Our River near the Belgian-German-Luxembourg border on Belgian territory, Roth an der Our stands a bit lower on the map, again exactly on the German-Luxembourg border (the river marks that border) on German territory and 2 km. away from the ‘knight town’ of Continue reading