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Rhineland-Palatinate, Eifel

Genovevaburg in Mayen

Castles Museums

Mario-Adorf-Burgweg 1, 56727 Mayen

The colossal Genovevaburg castle towers majestically above the little Eifel village of Mayen. The late Gothic complex dating back to the 13th century has been besieged, destroyed and rebuilt numerous times.

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Welcome to Genovevaburg in Mayen

The Genovevaburg castle is home to the Eifelmuseum and the Deutsches Schieferbergwerk, or German slate mine.
The Mayen castle festival is held every summer in the castle courtyard.

The Genovevaburg castle is one of the landmarks of the town of Mayen and can be seen from far and wide on a crest of rock above the market square. The late Gothic castle has been besieged, destroyed and rebuilt several times during its eventful history.

The current site consists of the Oberburg, or upper castle, with its 34m-high Goloturm tower, and the Vorburg, or forecastle, which is slightly lower down. Facing the town, the castle is protected by a large castle gate, and to the other sides by the castle keep and an outer ward.

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Genovevaburg und Mayen

© Eifel Tourismus GmbH, D. Ketz

Genovevaburg und Mayen

Opening hours


10:00 - 17:00


10:00 - 17:00


10:00 - 17:00


10:00 - 17:00


10:00 - 17:00


10:00 - 17:00

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