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What makes this destination special? Why should one spend some time here during vacation?"Hi I am trying to find a tour guide that offers transportation because we are arriving by train in Aachen. We have 1 day to see both cities. Do you know of any tour company that could meet us in Aachen and then drive us to Monschau?" (posted 10/17/2016)
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Travel Insider Tips for Monschau
Monschau is a town in the west of Germany, located in the district Aachen (Aachen vacation rentals | Aachen travel guide), North Rhine-Westphalia. The town is located in the hills of the Eifel, in the narrow valley of the Rur river. The historic town center was not destroyed in World War II, thus the many half-timbered houses and narrow streets nearly unchanged for 300 years make it a popular tourist attraction nowadays. Historically the main industry of the town were cloth-mills.
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Things to See in Monschau
Rotes Haus , Stiftung-Scheibler-Museum
Felsenkeller Brewery Museum
The Red House of Tuchfabrikantenfamilie Scheibler
More about the History of Monschau
Above the city is the castle Monschau, which dates back to the 13th century in 1198 the first mention of Monschau was made. Starting in 1433 the castle was used as a seat of the dukes of Jülich. In 1543 Emperor Charles V besieged it as part of the Geldern Feud, captured it and plundered the town. However the castle stayed with Jülich until 1609, then it became part of Palatinate-Neuburg.
In 1795 the French captured the area, and under the name Montjoie made it the capital of a canton of the Roer département. After the area became part of the Kingdom of Prussia in 1815, Monschau became the capital of a district, the Kreis Montjoie.
During World War I some people argued that Monschau, or as these people still called it Montjoie, should be annexed to Belgium since it was a historically Walloon area that had been Germanized by the Prussians.
In 1918 William II, German Emperor, changed the name to Monschau.
In 1972 the town was enlarged with the previous independent municipalities Höfen, Imgenbroich, Kalterherberg, Konzen, Mützenich and Rohren.
[ source: wikipedia ]
Monschau is a town in the west of Germany, located in the Aachen district of North Rhine-Westphalia. The town is located in the hills of the Eifel, in the narrow valley of the Ruhr River. The historic town center was not destroyed in World War II, thus the many half-timbered houses and narrow streets, which have been nearly unchanged for 300 years, make Monschau a popular tourist attraction today. Historically the main industry of the town was cloth production. Be sure to visit the Felsenkeller Brewery Museum and the Monschau Castle when in the area.
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