Manderscheid

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

Modave Castle

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

Kronenburg

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