Genoveva Castle (Genovevaburg), Mayen

Incorporated into medieval town fortifications, the castle of Genovevaburg stands on the southwestern side of Mayen in the German state of Rhineland-Palatinate. The castle is the symbol of Mayen and has been rebuilt several times since first being destroyed in 1689. Its name comes from a legend, according to which the seats of counts palatine, Siegfried and his wife, Genevieve of Brabant (German: Genoveva), were supposed to be on the same hill in (or above) Mayen. The earliest references linking the legend to this region date to the 17th century. Since when the castle and its bergfried, the so-called Golo Tower (Goloturm), have been linked to the legend is unknown.Literature Fridolin Hörter: Die kurfürstliche Burg und das Landschaftsmuseum in Mayen . 1st edn., Gesellschaft für Buchdruck, Neuss, 1980, ISBN 3-88094-322-2. Matthias Kordel: Die schönsten Schlösser und Burgen in der Eifel. 1st edn.,Wartberg, Gudensberg-Gleichen, 1999, ISBN 3-86134-482-3, pp. 44–45. Udo Liessem: Die Burg in Mayen. Eine gotische Anlage westlicher Prägung. In: Burgen und Schlösser. No. 1, 1982, pp. 2–6. Michael Losse: Hohe Eifel und Ahrtal. 57 Burgen und Schlösser. Konrad Theiss, Stuttgart, 2003, ISBN 3-8062-1775-0, pp. 62–65.
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  • Of the Genovevaburg, one has a wonderful rundumblick and can detect even the proportions of l. Lake.
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  • Mayen city of markets. Eifel Museum in the castle of Genoveva terrace volcano ash power base for many dream paths Mayen marketplace = living environment
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  • Actually we wanted to see only the Castle, and we found next to a nice coffee-restaurant of a beautiful Eifel Museum. The Museum is divided into various categories, offering information and animations in each Department for big and small
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  • Very interesting museum and extensive excursion program
  • Burgfestspiele run worth a visit!
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  • Cantaloupe of my hometown shut
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  • Great Castle worth seeing
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