Pure romanticism greets you in the picturesque Kronenburg Castle village, first documented in 1277, situated on a hill ridge overlooking the Kyll. Go for a stroll through narrow lanes, wonder at Middle Age houses and go around the castle ring wall. This encloses the Kronenburg castle ruins and up to 400 year old houses.
Where knights, citizens, clergymen, farmers and craftsmen were once at home; art galleries and craft shops such as the Kunst Scheune (Art Barn) have now established themselves. The complete collection has retained its Middle Age character, which creates the special attraction of the village. The parish church of St John the Baptist is an architectural artwork dating back to the 15th century. A single central pillar supports the net vault of this single pillared church, which is well-worth seeing.
If you climb up to the castle ruins you’ll have the pleasure of a beautiful Eifel view above the Kyll valley and Lake Kronenburg. Explore the numerous hiking trails and visit the art atelier of the Dr Axe foundation at the Hasenberghof. The entry is free of charge and constantly changing exhibitions of paintings from the Düsseldorf Art School are presented there, which were among the best in Europe during the 19 th century.