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Genovevaburg

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  • Genovevaburg in Mayen
    Genovevaburg in Mayen
    Photo: Dominik Ketz, CC BY-SA, Eifel Tourismus GmbH, D. Ketz
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.

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Open Jan 09, 2021 through Jan 14, 2023 from Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Sat and Sun 10:00–17:00 .
Open Jan 16, 2021 through Jan 21, 2023 from Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Sat and Sun 10:00–17:00 .
Open Jan 23, 2021 through Jan 28, 2023 from Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Sat and Sun 10:00–17:00 .
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Open Feb 27, 2021 through Mar 04, 2023 from Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Sat and Sun 10:00–17:00 .
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Open Mar 13, 2021 through Mar 18, 2023 from Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Sat and Sun 10:00–17:00 .
Open Mar 20, 2021 through Mar 25, 2023 from Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Sat and Sun 10:00–17:00 .
Open Mar 27, 2021 through Mar 28, 2023 from Sat and Sun 10:00–17:00 .
Open Mar 29, 2021 through Apr 10, 2023 from 10:00–17:00.

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


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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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Genovevaburg

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

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