This time on my trip to Germany, I decided to visit the small town of Monschau. This city is the cultural hub of the Eifel Area. I was able to explore some incredible wilderness in here. The medieval walls, the amazing timbered houses, and the romantic lanes make it the ideal destination if you are planning for a peaceful and quiet holiday. There are so many things that you can do here. Take a look at a few of them.
Rotes Haus used to headquarter to Scheibler family, the textile industrialist. However, now it has been converted into a museum. I surely wasn’t going to miss out on the most popular landmark of Monschau. As the name implies, the house is red in color. However, do not be fooled by the simple exterior. The interior is pretty lavish. There are some valuable pieces of furniture, artifacts, and tapestry.
Burg Monschau had been established in the thirteenth century. The building is fortified with walled walkways and ring walls. Talking to the locals gave me the knowledge that this castle has witnessed abandonment, plunder, and destruction. Thereafter, it has been reconstructed again. Finally, it has been made into a youth hostel. You might not get a tour through the castle but check out the town’s view from the courtyard.
Want to know how the town famous mustard is made? Make your way to the Senfmühle Monschau. There is a family run mill which is making delicious mustard. They have been doing for the last 120 years. I was surprised to find out that they make 19 types of mustard. You can taste the mustard, jams, liquors, and chutneys. They are also available for purchase. The item that I loved the most over here is the mustard chocolate. It was delectable.