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Adenau Overview

Adenau is a city in the "Hocheifel" in Germany. Adenau bears the nickname "Johanniterstadt" because the Order of Saint John established here in the Middle Ages. The city's coat of arms represents a lion houses and a cross. The northern loop of the Nürburgring lies in Adenau.

The District Breidscheid was until 1952 a separate municipality. The lords of Breidscheid were already in the 13th Century. The chapel of Breidscheid is dedicated to Saint Roch and Sebastian and was built in 1630 as pest chapel.

Things to See in Adenau

The international rock festival Rock am Ring is a major cultural event. Every year 80000 people and more meet near Adenau to "rock". The first time that it was arranged was in year 1985. The presentation was originally planned as a unique event. Because of the profit ( 75.000 viewers) they decided that the event will take place every year. They depositted a break of 2 years, after the big irruption of the numbers of viewers in year 1988.

The Hohe Acht is a tertiary volcano, whose cones are made of Devonian rock and the hill of basalt - it is 747 m above sea level. It's the highest peak of the Eifel. The Kaiser-Wilhelm-tower stands on the 'Hohe Acht' since 1909: The tower was built from 1908 to 1909 on the occasion of the silver wedding of Emperor Wilhelm II and Empress Augusta Victoria. The 16.3 m high tower was designed by architect Freiherr von Tettau and became the status of a protected monument in 1987. The Tower offers a magnificent view of the Eifel landscape.

Wilhelm Tower

At the marketplace - in the town center - there is a beautifully preserved historic buildings, some of which are listed buildings. A number of attractions in the area there are many interesting excursions.

Around Adenau you find rural obtained structures as well as out-stretched wood, ideal for walking, such as to "Hohe Acht" - the highest mountain in the Eifel (747 m) with the Kaiser-Wilhelm-lookout tower.

Economically marked the place as well as surrounding villages from the nearby racetrack "Nürburgring", which was built in 1927. Numerous events from spring to autumn attract thousands of spectators list - especially the big events such as the "Formula 1 race", the "24-hour race" and more.

Cyclists can find popular routes.

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More about the History of Adenau

Adenau was mentioned 992 for the first time under the name "Adenova". Ulrich, count of Are donated his mansion 1162 to the Saint John Order (also called Order of Malta).So was Adenau the third oldest settlement of this order in Germany. The members of the order cared for paupers and pilgrims. In 1816 Adenau became the seat of an independent district. The District Adenau was one of the poorest districts in Prussia. In 1927, on the initiative of Dr. Creutz, the Nurburgring opened. 1932 the district Adenau was dissolved and merged with the district Ahrweiler.

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Adenau is a city in the "Hocheifel" in Germany. Adenau bears the nickname "Johanniterstadt" because the Order of Saint John established here in the Middle Ages. The city's coat of arms represents a lion houses and a cross. The northern loop of the Nürburgring lies in Adenau.

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