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Löwen- und Philippsburg in Monreal

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  • Blick auf die beiden Monreal Burgen
    / Blick auf die beiden Monreal Burgen
    Photo: Laura Rinneburger
  • / Löwenburg Monreal
    Photo: Laura Rinneburger
  • / Blick auf die Philipsburg
    Photo: Laura Rinneburger
  • / Hinauf zum Turm
    Photo: Laura Rinneburger
  • / Blick von der Burgruine auf Monreal
    Photo: Laura Rinneburger
  • / Fachwerkdorf Monreal mit Burgruine
    Photo: Svenja Schulze-Entrup
The neighboring ruins of the Lion Castle, also known as Monreal Castle, and the Philippsburg, popularly called "the Rech" (roe deer), lofty above the picturesque half-timbered Monreal on a 350 m above sea level. NN high mountain spur.

Lion and Philipsburg

Over the Eifelgemeinde Monreal rise in the Elzbachtal on a 350 m above sea level. NHN high mountain spur the neighboring ruins of the lion castle, also known as Castle Monreal, and the Philippsburg. The latter is popularly called "the Rech" (roe deer).


The Spornburg was first mentioned in documents in 1229. Her builder is Count Hermann III. von Virneburg, who ironically built the plant after a sharing agreement on the land of his brother Philipp. However, the ensuing brotherly dispute was later settled in a settlement, and Philipp relinquished his rights to the region to his brother.

The Philippsburg

was also built in the 13th century. Her smaller size in relation to the "lion" she owes popularly her nickname "Rech". Regarding their existence, there are two different theses: The former assumes that the Phillipsburg was built only as a front or outer work of the lion castle, according to local tradition, the castle but as "answer" of Philip on the unauthorized construction of the castle lion his brother has done.

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Open Apr 22, 2020 through Dec 31, 2029 from 00:00–23:45.
Ein Besuch der Burgruinen ist, je nach Witterung, ganzjährig möglich.


50.300880, 7.158384
50°18'03.2"N 7°09'30.2"E
32U 368846 5573706
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Löwen- und Philippsburg in Monreal

56729 Monreal
Phone (0049) 02651 800995 Fax (0049) 02651 800920

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