Monschau is a small town located in the Eifel region of Western Germany.
Monschau is a city that you must visit, you can see beautiful and popular houses with timber frame. There is a river that divides the city in 2 and it adds a certain cachet and some fresh air during the hot summer.
If you fancy museums, you will be happy to discover the city.
1. Rotes Haus
The Red House – Foundation-Scheibler Museum shows the civil living culture between the 18th and 19th centuries.
2. Caffee-Rösterei Wilhelm Maassen
Discover the quality and variety of the best top coffees. Wilhelm Maaßen, the great-great-grandfather of the Maaßen brothers who operate the roasting house today, had already improved the roasting process of selected raw coffees to its finest in 1862. To this day, the gentlemen of the Maaßen House have felt committed to this philosophy. The hand-picked Arabica coffees are an incomparable pleasure – whether as the whole bean or ground, filter coffee or espresso. So, immerse yourself in the world of coffees and discover the difference!You can also visit the famous “Monschau Castle”, who was built in 1217.
3. Brewery Museum Felsenkeller
This 150-year-old brewery welcomes beer lovers from all over the world! A must-visit for those who fancy German beer.
4. Monschau Castle
This nearly impregnable fortress of the powerful Jülich Counts was besieged with heavy artillery by Emperor Charles V in 1543 and was ultimately overtaken; the town was looted. The castle was only repaired to extend the fortifications of the lower castle.
In summer, the inner courtyard of the castle is the atmospheric scenery for the “Monschau Festival”.
5. Erlebnismuseum Lernort Natur
From the smallest mouse up to bears and lions, the visitor can undertake an exploratory expedition and experience a tour through our nature as it once was or still is today. The Experience Museum Nature Learning Centre exhibits more than 1000 specimens on approximately 200 square metres.
P.S. Don’t forget
At the end of your visit, don’t forget to go to see the city from the higher place: the viewpoint not far from the city center.