Wachtberg has a rich history filled with early Germanic culture. It is a rural town with castles, cathedrals, and vast farm land.
Some of this town’s more renowned castles are Castle Adendorf and Burg Münchhausen. Castle Adendorf is easily the most modern and contemporary castle of the area, as it was built in 1337, nearly 1200 after its neighboring castles. This castle has been expanded several times in its lifetime and now offers tours in groups of 10 to see its lavish halls and many tapestries.
Burg Münchhausen was built in 893 as “Husen Munich” named by the monks in the monastery Pruem. Parts of the castes have been expanded in the 12th and 13th century, leaving it untouched by modern man. Now it is used as the home of an equestrian club and the Castle Restaurant Münchhausen.
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If you enjoy relaxing leisure activities, Wachtberg has several footpaths and bike paths with sites like nowhere else. Diverse and beautiful landscapes make this area a treat for hikers. In the Reserve in Roddenberg Niederachem, there is vast volcanic area and trails that lead hikers to fantastic views of the Seven Mountains and the Rhine valley.
The town also has a large forested area which is perfect for hunters and sportsmen or hikers and horseback riders.
If you are a horse buff, then Wachtberg may be the perfect spot for you. They offer a rare connection of stud farms and horses. The entire region contains a span of diverse well bred equestrian. Wachtberg offers many possibilities for recreational horse riding or tournament training for the serious riders.
The community is also a diverse area. It allows you to walk through clean, brick-paved roads and see well kept, thatched-roof homes as you tour its villages. Watch tradesmen in action such as pottery; and peruse through large neat garden and tour water mills.
But above all, enjoy your time here. :-)