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Monschau is a small resort town in the Eifel region of western Germany, located in the district Aachen, North Rhine-Westphalia.GeographyThe town is located in the hills of the North Eifel, within the Hohes Venn – Eifel Nature Park in the narrow valley of the Rur river.The historic town center has many preserved half-timbered houses and narrow streets have remained nearly unchanged for 300 years, making the town a popular tourist attraction nowadays. An open-air, classical music festival is staged annually at Burg Monschau. Historically, the main industry of the town was cloth-mills.HistoryOn the heights above the city is Monschau castle, which dates back to the 13th century — the first mention of Monschau was made in 1198. Beginning in 1433, the castle was used as a seat of the dukes of Jülich. In 1543, Emperor Charles V besieged it as part of the Geldern Feud, captured it and plundered the town. However, the castle stayed with Jülich until 1609, when it became part of Palatinate-Neuburg.In 1795, the French captured the area and, under the name Montjoie, made it the capital of a canton of the Roer département. After the area became part of the Kingdom of Prussia in 1815, Monschau became the district capital of the Kreis Montjoie.When using our Germany planner to make an itinerary online, Monschau holidays come together around your tastes, interests, and requirements, with us taking care of the logistics.
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$143 BOOK WITH VIATOR Fascinating tour according to your wishes - official city guide Trier Fascinating tour according to your wishes - official city guide Trier
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$238 BOOK WITH VIATOR Trier - Private tour with a Licensed guide Trier - Private tour with a Licensed guide
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$302 BOOK WITH VIATOR Koblenz - Old Town with the Ehrenbreitstein Fortress Koblenz - Old Town with the Ehrenbreitstein Fortress
Duration: 3 hours
$261 BOOK WITH VIATOR Koblenz Guided tour of the Ehrenbreitstein Fortress Koblenz Guided tour of the Ehrenbreitstein Fortress
Duration: 2 hours
$32 BOOK WITH VIATOR Self-Guided Tour of Koblenz with Interactive City Game Self-Guided Tour of Koblenz with Interactive City Game
Duration: 2 to 4 hours
$272 BOOK WITH VIATOR Aachen - Old town Guided tour Aachen - Old town Guided tour
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
$33 BOOK WITH VIATOR Self-Guided Tour of Aachen with Interactive City Game Self-Guided Tour of Aachen with Interactive City Game
Duration: 2 to 4 hours
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