Medieval castles and fairy-tale villages in Germany
  • Montabaur - beautiful city in Westerwald

    Tourist-Information, Konrad-Adenauer-Platz 8, 56410 Montabaur

    How to Get There?


      There is an ICE station directly in Montabaur. Every 2 hours an ICE on the line Frankfurt/Main - Cologne stops here. From the station walk around 20 minutes. Alternatively to Koblenz Hauptbahnhof (Koblenz Hbf) and take the bus.

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      Use the highway A3 (Frankfurt/Main - Cologne and vice versa) and take the exit "Montabaur". Then follow the signposts to the city center. There are parking grounds all over the city. Tip: take the parking ground at the Eichwiese.

      GPS coordinates

      LATITUDE: 50.436237
      LONGTITUDE: 7.830091



      From Koblenz Hauptbahnhof (Koblenz main station) take the bus ("Rhein-Mosel-Bus") no. 460, heading to "ICE-Bahnhof, Montabaur" and exit at Konrad-Adenauer-Platz in Montabaur. Here you are already in the city center.

      Nearest station

      Konr.-Adenauer-Pl, Montabaur

    Why Go There?

    The city of Montabaur is located at the southern border of the "Westerwald" in northern Rhineland-Palatinate. The castle of Montabaur is well-known beyond the borders of the region.

    Wide pastures and fields, valleys and hills, hidden paths, small rivers, idyllic lakes and magnificent views dominate the landscape of the Westerwald. The diversity of this ancient volcanic landscape attracts visitors year after year - the region offers all your heart desires from active holiday, relaxation up to culture.

    The castle is Montabaur's most famous landmark, it´s yellow walls are highly visible even from distance, as it is located on a hill in the center of the town. Nowadays it is used as a hotel and training center and therefore the perfect retreat to escape from stressful day to day life. A very special highlight for hikers is the Westerwald track, which is one of the 12 top trails of Germany and perfect to explore wonderful nature and the surroundings.

    Especially the historic city center is a treasure for anyone who loves half-timbered buildings - one more beautiful than the other. Some of these houses are more than 400 years old and do still exist. No wonder that Montabaur is the "inofficial capital" of half-timbered buildings from the 16th and 17th centuries. It's simply beautiful to enjoy a stroll through the alleys and winding little streets and to have just a look around - it will amaze you for sure! The city itself is divided into several zones of historic monuments:

    • The zone "Historic city center", which includes nearly the entire area of what used to be inside the formerly town fortification

    • The zone "Montabaur Castle" with the entire castle hill and the castle

    • The zone "Town fortification" - there are relicts still visible, e. g. an octagonal tower and parts of the former town wall.

    • The zone "Jewish cemetery", established presumably at the beginning of the 19th century (one of the oldest gravestones is from 1810).

    It's simply beautiful to enjoy a stroll through the alleys and winding little streets and to have just a look around - it will amaze you for sure! All in all is Montabaur absolutely worth a visit!

    Location Details

    Escape Address: Tourist-Information, Konrad-Adenauer-Platz 8, 56410 Montabaur, Montabaur, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany

    Things to do close by!


    Starting in Montabaur, there are many cycling routes in all directions. Routes for beginners are as well available as routes for intermediates or experts. Cycle through the romantic Gelbachtal (Gelbach Valley) or do a large tour to Simmern. Montabaur is located at the "Radweg Südlicher Westerwald" (cycling route southern Westerwald) which starts in Vallendar and ends in Limburg/Lahn.


    The "B-05 art and design center" is a center for culture and art - organized by private persons and located in a former NATO arsenal. There's a large park with sculptures or just for recreation in the nature, and there are bunkers with exhibitions/installations. Additionally there is a cafe for a break ... and there is a very special atmosphere due to the former military site which has been overgrown by nature.


    There are splendid buildings in Montabaur to be viewed, such as the relicts of the former town fortification, the Jewish cemetery, numerous half-timbered houses in the historic city center. Here some examples: Alois-Jäger-Platz 4/6; Großer Markt 10 (the town hall), Hinterer Rebstock 3 (one of the most beautiful half-timbered houses at all!), or the houses in the Kirchstrasse (plenty of half-timbered buildings here).

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