There’s plenty talk today about going green and doing your part for the environment. Well, call us traditionalists because nothing says “green” better than a good old-fashioned forest. Which is exactly where Montabaur is, right in the uber green Westerwald.
In fact, you can make your entire trip to Montabaur in Rhineland-Palatinate totally green. No, seriously, your entire journey here can be completely Earth-friendly.
How, you ask?
I’ll tell you…
First, take public transportation to get here. Montabaur is a stop on the 300 km/h ICE High-Speed Rail Line running from Cologne to Frankfurt Airport (FRA). No burning of fossil fuels to drive here on the A3 Autobahn necessary.
OK, car lovers — maybe a quick trip on that Autobahn is desired. After all, this is Germany and that part of the motorway allows you to drive as fast as you want. :-)
Here’s your chance to reduce your carbon-footprint by actually making footprints. That’s right, using your own two legs to walk around is a great way to learn your way around. It’s quite romantic walking along Montabaur’s streets along its Stadtmauer and keep going until you get to the Wolfsturm (Wolf Tower). Don’t forget to stop at Montabaur’s Town Hall for a great photo-op.
It’ll be hard to miss the bright yellow Schloss Montabaur. The original castle was built way back in the 9th century, but this canary colored castle is now a hotel, school, and its Knights Hall and courtyard a concert venue. St. Peter’s was also built in the 9th century. Though the original wood church was replaced with stone about 900 years ago.
Besides walking around town & along the forest footpaths, there are plenty other activities for the eco-conscious. Try your hand (oops, I mean legs) on the Nordic-walking trails or just bicycle along the too numerous to count cycling trails.
If you’ve made an Earth-friendly visit to Montabaur you deserve a special treat. Which is exactly what you’ll get during Jazz Weekend or during the Kirmes Fest (Church festival). And remember the Pub Fest with some great German beer made from pure hops. Now, that’s Earth-friendly.