Manderscheider Burgen

Manderscheid Castles

Only the narrow valley of the Lieser separates the two Manderscheid castles from each other, creating a unique interplay of nature and culture. Today the upper and lower castles lie peacefully in the landscape. But this was not always the case, because the domains of the Manderscheid Counts and the Elector of Trier met here.

Historically, the upper castle is mentioned around 1140. It was owned by the Elector of Trier until it was destroyed in 1673 and was surrounded by Luxembourgish territory for a while. The Niederburg was first mentioned in documents around 1170. It was the ancestral home of the Manderscheid counts, who ruled here as bailiffs of Echternach Abbey on Luxembourg territory. In 1794 the already abandoned and dilapidated castle was destroyed.

Both castle ruins are accessible - the world of the Middle Ages comes to life there! The historic castle festival attracts thousands of visitors to Manderscheid in summer, where the fight of the lion knights, jugglers and medieval crafts can be experienced live. The Manderscheid Castle Christmas, which takes place in Advent and creates a great atmosphere, especially when there is snow, is particularly magical. This doesn't just make children's hearts beat faster!

Highlights nearby

  • Maar Museum Manderscheid
  • Manufaktur Moll - " The adventure workshop"
  • Eifel View Belvedere
  • Manderscheid Family Outdoor Pool
  • Stone Box At The Market

Hiking trails
near the Manderscheid castles

As everywhere in the Vulkaneifel, we invite locals and guests near the Manderscheid castles 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 Manderscheid castles


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