Mechernich has the aura of a medieval town but the heart of an industrial hub that makes it an invigorating destination. Known mainly for its mining past, it holds many vestiges of this chapter in its history for you to explore.
You’ll be amazed to know that this can be traced right back to the Roman times. Why don’t you make it a whole day affair and head for the Mechernich Mining Museum where you get to visit an actual mine, learn all about its history, take part in a barbecue, and see intriguing exhibitions. By the time you’re done you’ll be spouting mining lingo; that’s how engrossing it can be.
Mechernich is rightly proud of its enchanting medieval landmark — the impressive Satzvey Castle. Verging somewhere between a fairytale castle and a gingerbread house, this 13th century edifice is where you get to view one of the finest specimens of medieval architecture preserved as good as new. Various events from Witches’ Market to Knight’s Games and Ghost Festival are held on these beautiful grounds throughout the year.
For a lovely tryst with nature before rushing back to business you should consider touring the Eifel National Park. Here’s where the best of nature combines with world class leisure and entertainment facilities to give you the complete package where a mind blowing vacation is concerned. Here’s your chance to try out Nordic walking suitable for all ages and most fitness levels.
Or maybe you just want to relax in the Eifel Thermenhotel Zikkural spa facilities. If you’re still feeling perky after a whole lot of activities you should consider biking along the Route Mechernich 8 — a circular route of about 23 km with fantastic surprises such as the water castle and more.
Mechernich is not done with you yet; there’s still the Rhenish Open Air Museum and the High Wildpark Rhineland, not to speak of the Sommerrodelbahn where you get to go tobogganing in summer. Apparently the fun never ends here. :-)