Secret places with historical flair in Germany
  • Monreal – enchanting idyll in the Eifel

    Tourist-Information, Am Hochkreuz 47, 56729 Monreal

    How to Get There?


      Monreal is daily accessible with regional trains (Regionalbahnen) via Andernach. From the station it is only a short walk to the historical village center. The walk is signposted.

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      Monreal is a little village. Parking in the center is very limited, but you can park your car at the station or the sports field.

      GPS coordinates

      LATITUDE: 50.302841
      LONGTITUDE: 7.170958



      The nearest airport to Monreal is the airport Cologne/Bonn (approximately 1 h driving time by car).

      Nearest airport

      Köln/Bonn (CGN)

    Why Go There?

    The little town Monreal is truly a secret place with historical flair. Countless half-timbered houses can be marvelled - one more beautiful than the other.

    Monreal was mentioned for the first time in 1229. Stone age people, Romans, Celts, Swiss francs, Germans, French - they all settled down and have left their mark. The village is situated in a narrow valley, graceful overtopped by the ruins of the Löwenburg (Burg Monreal) and Philippsburg. The two castle ruins are interesting especially for middle ages fan and children.

    Discover the three stone arch bridges in medieval stone wall technique through the little river Elz. The place is like a "time machine" - you could fancy yourself back in the time of the Middle ages.

    Monreal is a popular meeting place for people interested in history, artists and hobby painters. In the beautiful half-timbered houses, there are workshops for arts and crafts and antiques. Furthermore you will find small shops and restaurants in the center. 

    Due to its location in the Eifel region offers Monreal numerous excursion possibilities. Visit the Nationalpark Eifel, Koblenz with the "Deutsches Eck" (German Corner) or drink a glass of wine on the banks of the Moselle River. 

    Monreal is really an enchanting idyll in the Eifel. Enjoy your trip!

    Location Details

    Escape Address: Tourist-Information, Am Hochkreuz 47, 56729 Monreal, Monreal, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany

    Things to do close by!

    Amusement park

    You are looking for adventure, fun and excitement for the whole family? Then visit the Tolli-Park in Mayen (about 10 km away). The Tolli Park is an indoor and outdoor amusement park with water fun, petting zoo, a sea with motor boats, puppet theatre and much more. The park is open 361 days a year.


    Passing the many Monrealer timber-frame houses, through valleys and dark canyons of Elz and Thüelz, up to the ruins of 'Phillipsburg' and 'Löwenburg', goes the 'Monrealer Ritterschlag', an almost 14 km hiking trail, which was awarded 2011 as the most beautiful hiking trail in Germany. Meandering forest paths, deep ravines and breathtaking distant views make the trail a unique experience.


    The nearby 'Eifel Adventure Forest' in Mayen is a fantastic place for people who enjoy climbing. The climbing park offers courses of varying degrees of difficulty. He is open from March to November.

    Local speciality

    There are numerous specialties in the Eifel. The cuisine is typically down-home and hefty. Try 'Himmel und Ärd' (apples and potatoes stewed together, and gladly served with warm blood sausage) or 'Pitter und Jupp' (stew of cabbage and carrots, enriched with Mettwurst, a German sausage). Enjoy your meal!

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