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Genoveva Castle (Genovevaburg)

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Address: Marktplatz, Mayen, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany

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Unusual visit to a slate mine under the castle

We travelled over to Mayen during the Easter break from our base in Adenau. We parked for free within a stone's throw of the Genoveva castle and walked past the old fashioned... read more

Reviewed 29 March 2016
Leverkusen, Germany
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Leverkusen, Germany
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Reviewed 29 March 2016

We travelled over to Mayen during the Easter break from our base in Adenau. We parked for free within a stone's throw of the Genoveva castle and walked past the old fashioned English telephone box to the entrance to the museum. Inside the young receptionist explained that we had the option to visit three attractions with a multi ticket. On... More 

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Salem, Oregon
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Reviewed 20 November 2015

I came looking for information about the land where my father's came from. The receptionist and the currator took the time to help me get a sense of the history of the Eifels and its industry. Very good museum. Charming town.

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Reviewed 13 October 2015

I love castles, yet this one "as a castle" was a bit different: the building was great, and there was a great museum in an old abandoned mine underneath the castle, but the interior of the castle itself felt a bit lacking. But still, you're obviously going to visit this place if you're ever in Mayen, so what's this review... More 

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Brookfield, Connecticut
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Reviewed 26 October 2013

We visited the castle at night during their annual Lukas Markt street carnival. The castle exterior was interesting to explore and we wish we had been able to go inside. The festival was off the hook with giant theme park quality rides and the biggest ferris wheel I have ever seen. Food galore. Beer galore. The streets were packed with... More 

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