Monschau Castle

Monschau Castle


Youth hostel with history

Monschau Castle was built as early as the beginning of the 13th century, and in the course of the 14th century the fortress of the Jülich counts was expanded with imposing ring walls and battlements. In 1543, Emperor Charles V conquered Monschau Castle and later it was confiscated by the French as national property. In the 19th century, the castle fell into disrepair until the Monschau region took over the renovation of the mighty complex. Shortly after the First World War, a youth hostel was accommodated in the west wing, which can still be found here today. Two highlights: The “Monschau Klassik” concert series held in summer and the wrapping of the castle in 1971 by action artist Christo.


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