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Genovevaburg

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  • Genovevaburg in Mayen
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The Genovevaburg castle is one of the landmarks of the town of Mayen and can be seen from far and wide on a crest of rock above the market square. The late Gothic castle has been besieged, destroyed and rebuilt several times during its eventful history.

The Genovevaburg castle is home to the Eifelmuseum and the Deutsches Schieferbergwerk, or German slate mine.
The Mayen castle festival is held every summer in the castle courtyard.

The Genovevaburg castle is one of the landmarks of the town of Mayen and can be seen from far and wide on a crest of rock above the market square. The late Gothic castle has been besieged, destroyed and rebuilt several times during its eventful history.

The current site consists of the Oberburg, or upper castle, with its 34m-high Goloturm tower, and the Vorburg, or forecastle, which is slightly lower down. Facing the town, the castle is protected by a large castle gate, and to the other sides by the castle keep and an outer ward.

Open from

closed today

Samstag bis Donnerstag sowie an Feiertagen
von 10.00 bis 17.00 Uhr

in den Ferien von Rhld.-Pfalz und NRW auch freitags geöffnet

24.bis einschl. 26.12. sowie 31.12.2017 und 01.01.2018 geschlossen

vom 15. Januar bis 16. Februar geschlossen


Coordinates

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50.326861, 7.220550
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50°19'36.7"N 7°13'14.0"E
UTM
32U 373342 5576487
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Distance
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20.7 km
5:47 h
509 m
266 m
33.3 km
4:00 h
159 m
353 m
42.2 km
3:00 h
306 m
108 m
184.1 km
52:25 h
4,030 m
3,754 m
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Genovevaburg

Genovevaburg
56727 Mayen
Phone (0049)2651 498508 Fax (0049)2651 7017833

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Long Distance Hiking · Eifel
Vulkanweg (13) – 3. Etappe
Top moderate
20.7 km
5:47 h
509 m
266 m

Der Vulkanweg (13) verbindet in großen Schleifen die östliche mit der zentralen Vulkaneifel, ein Wanderweg durch den jungen und jüngsten ...

from Hans-Eberhard Peters,   Eifelverein e. V.
Top easy
33.3 km
4:00 h
159 m
353 m

Die repräsentative Fahrradtour zwischen der vulkanischen Osteifel und dem Rhein führt vorbei an Höhepunkten des Vulkanismus in Mendig, Kruft und ...

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from Wolfgang Reh,   Eifel Tourismus GmbH
Top easy
42.2 km
3:00 h
306 m
108 m

Mit dem E-Bike auf dem Vulkanpark-Radweg von Andernach bis nach Mayen - und nach einem entspannten Bummel durch Mayens Altstadt mit der Bahn wieder ...

from Wolfgang Reh,   Eifel Tourismus GmbH
Long Distance Hiking · Romantischer Rhein
Vulkanweg (13) - Gesamtverlauf
Top moderate
184.1 km
52:25 h
4,030 m
3,754 m

Der Vulkanweg (13) verbindet in großen Schleifen die östliche mit der zentralen Vulkaneifel, ein Wanderweg durch den jungen und jüngsten ...

from Hans-Eberhard Peters,   Eifelverein e. V.
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