Does Nürburg make you think of fast cars and tight curves? Then you probably don’t yet know the castle ruins bearing the same name. The Nürburg was founded before 1166, probably by the Counts of Are. The silhouette of the mountain is visible from afar, with its characteristic conical slate roof. It is worth a visit not only for the views from the mighty castle keep, but also for the impressive remains of the former castle complex, which was built in a number of ‘expansion rings’.
Information on opening hours and admission prices can be found here.
There is a car park for cars and buses about a 10-minute walk from the castle. Parking spaces are also available just below the castle, about five minutes’ walk away.
Regrettably, as it is a historic site, there is no disabled access to the castle. Thank you for your understanding.
The legendary Nürburgring goes past the Nürburg castle ruins in the valley and also owes its name to it. Combine a visit to the Nürburg with a detour to the historic half-timbered village of Monreal and Bürresheim Castle.
In the 12th century, the Counts of Are built a castle on the ‘mons nore’, the black mountain, and extensive ruins are still preserved today. At the foot of the castle mountain, visitors can discover the remains of the Romanesque castle chapel, which was built in around 1200. A winding footpath leads to the impressive double gate that forms the main entrance to the castle. With its countless round towers once again protected by characteristic conical roofs following a comprehensive restoration, it is master of the surrounding land once more. The core castle with a perimeter wall and an internal gate to protect it was built in the early 13th century. The impressive round castle keep also has late Romanesque ribbed vaulting. If you climb the steps to the castle keep, you get to a platform and are rewarded by wonderful views over the sweeping forests of the Eifel. (From “Reisezeit – Zeitreise”. Verlag Schnell + Steiner. 2010)