Burgruine Freudenkoppe

Freudenkoppe Castle Ruins

Around 1340, John the Blind of Luxembourg and Bohemia built a castle, now in ruins, on the volcanic cone of the Neroth Head (647 m) to secure his territory from competition from Trier.

A short time later, in 1346, the castle fell to the same Electors of Trier. The castle was abandoned around the second half of the 15th century.
The castle plateau is bordered on one side by one of the millstone caves. This large cave became known through the founding of the “Nerother Wandervogel” association on New Year's Eve 1919/20. This is one of the last existing migratory bird associations that has its roots in the historic youth movement. Today the cave is closed to visitors for safety reasons. The castle ruins, which are listed as historical monuments, are freely accessible.

Highlights nearby

Hiking trails
near the Freudenkoppe castle ruins

As everywhere in the Vulkaneifel, we invite locals and guests near the Freudenkoppe castle ruins to take an exciting tour of times gone by. Whether alone or with an expert guide - hike the region on one of the numerous hiking trails.

Further information about the Freudenkoppe castle ruins


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