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  • Lissingen Castle
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    Lissingen Castle

    Lissingen Castle (German: Burg Lissingen) is a well-preserved former moated castle dating to the 13th century. It is located on the River Kyll in Gerolstein in the administrative district of Vulkaneifel in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. From the outside it appears to be a single unit, but it is a double castle; an estate division in 1559 created the so-called lower castle and upper castle, which continue to have separate owners. Together with Bürresheim Castle and Castle Eltz, it has the distinction among castles in the Eifel of never having been destroyed.

    Lissingen Castle is a protected cultural property under the Hague Convention.



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Gerolstein Overview

Gerolstein is attractively situated on the river Kyll, in the Eifel mountains, approximately 350 meters above the sea. Gerolstein is connected by rail with Cologne (Cologne vacation rentals | Cologne travel guide) and Trier (Trier vacation rentals | Trier travel guide). The castle of Gerolstein, known locally as Burg Gerhardstein, built in 1115 and now in ruins, affords a fine view of the Kyll valley. Gerolstein is celebrated for its lithia waters, which are bottled by Gerolsteiner Brunnen, sponsor of road bicycle racing's Team Gerolsteiner. Gerolsteiner Sprudel (mineral water) is also exported.

Things to See in Gerolstein

Trockenmaar Papenkaule

Löwenburg

Burg Gerolstein

Burg Lissingen

Erlöserkirche

Juddekirchhof

Villa Sarabodis, an old Roman manor

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More about the History of Gerolstein

A form of the name of Gerolstein first appeared in connection with the construction of the Löwenburg in 1115. But the area had long been inhabited since the Stone Age. Over the years, the Celts along with the Romans also settled here. The city rights were granted in 1337 and a few centuries later, the city was almost completely destroyed during the liberation from the French.

The Celts and Romans used mineral springs as a vital water source, which still continues to this day. Fans of cycling will recognize one of the team names, Gerolsteiner.

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Gerolstein is a municipality and health resort in western Germany. It is part of the district of Vulkaneifel (formerly the district of Daun), in the state Rhineland-Palatinate.

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