"Monschau" Monschau by himalia11

Monschau Travel Guide: 35 reviews and 59 photos

Monschau is a small town with about 13.000 inhabitants, located in the Eifel region, about 35 km south of Aachen. Monschau was called Montjoie until 1918, which means "mount of joy".
It is situated in a narrow valley of the Rur river and has a lovely old town, with a castle and ruins above the town, a great place to spend a few days. And if you are up to hike a bit, you'll find plenty of opportunities in the near environment as you have there the Eifel national park and the Hohes Venn natural park.

You can find some good information on the town on their website www.monschau.de, from where you also can download information on walking trails through the town and nearby.

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  • Last visit to Monschau: Aug 2012
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • bertiebeast's Profile Photo
    Sep 5, 2011 at 4:13 AM

    I am going there in October 2011 so approx 7 weeks. Looking forward to it.

  • wandeljp's Profile Photo
    Jul 24, 2009 at 11:45 AM

    Nice page, nice pics. Monschau is finally on my list things I must do. Thanks for sharing.

  • Nemorino's Profile Photo
    Jul 23, 2009 at 3:59 AM

    Hi Angela, nice to see you online. I enjoyed reading your new Monschau page. I've been to the Eifel occasionally, and had a nice weekend in Aachen last April.


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