"MONSCHAU... a hidden Pearl" Monschau by pepples46

Monschau Travel Guide: 91 reviews and 304 photos

where Autum colours dazzle your eye

Monschau is situated at the Borders of Belgium and Holland, in easy reach to Luxemburg too and makes it an ideal Holiday spot for the Europe Travellers.
the Pearl in the Eifel, but many just pass by, from the Road, it looks like an other wee Village.
take the time and drive down and be surprised what you would have missed.
the wee Town was first mentioned in 1198, the Castle build in 1135. after a short War...Europe had so many Wars....
1543,King Karl V claimed Monschau into his estate, Juelich. 1614 Monschau fell to the House of the Counts to Pfalz-Neuburg.
1795 the French came to Town and called it Montjoie, after they left, Monschau actually prospered in the cloth-trade, well known over the whole of Germany. the beautiful Buildings are from this era, lovingly restored over the centuries.1918, Montjoie was changed into Monschau again

the Riverside..and I now might need to say..it used to be the best kept secret in the Eifel...many compare it with Colmar in the Alsace, they might have a point.

Monschau ist wunderschoen und sooooo ruhig!! But as ATLC told me, the Tourists swamping in...
a well, then one has to choose a quiet time..maybe Autum (Fall) maybe Spring.
the natural Beauty still exist and the old Tudor Houses..Fachwerk Hauses, are not only quaint, but of the highest Buildingstandards with all the modern Convenience one can think of.

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  • In a nutshell:you wish, you had planned more time for Monschau
  • Intro Updated Apr 7, 2005
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  • Sep 13, 2006 at 12:07 PM

    great old place, fab page

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    Jun 19, 2006 at 12:12 AM

    Girl, I learn so much from you about my surroundings - that's incredible :-)) Monschau looks like a gem :-)) And is on my list now as well :-))

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    Mar 27, 2006 at 12:07 PM

    Waltraud, fabulous little page with brilliant photos of this Eifel gem. :-)

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    Feb 2, 2006 at 10:21 PM

    I really enjoyed visiting Monschau and I remember having Pflaumekuchen with coffee at one of the local cafes... absolutely delicious!

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    Dec 9, 2005 at 8:56 PM

    We were in Monschau twice this Spring. What a wonderful place!

  • el_ruso's Profile Photo
    Oct 19, 2005 at 6:38 PM

    a truly beautiful place!

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    Apr 19, 2005 at 5:48 PM

    Ahhh...it's been a long time ;-) Maybe I should go through the old Bilder and scan a few like you say. You really have some great pages here Waltraud! ;-)

  • mtncorg's Profile Photo
    Jan 14, 2005 at 10:21 AM

    Another one of those magical towns that make the Ardennes and the surrounding areas so special to visit. Hurrah for the Left Bank.

  • truus_s's Profile Photo
    Dec 4, 2004 at 10:53 AM

    Monschau is so a lovely place..Nice houses and great nature..I hope it to see again.. Fijn weekend en groeten uit donker en mistig Holland..

  • JosM's Profile Photo
    Nov 27, 2004 at 8:12 PM

    Great place to visit. Nice pics and good info.

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