Advertise Now
  Home > Travel Germany > Germany Destinations > Montabaur (Rhineland Palatinate)

Montabaur (Rhineland-Palatinate)

Germany is located in Central Europe and it shares borders with Denmark in the North, Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg and France in the West, Austria and Switzerland in the South and Poland and the Czech Republic in the East. The North Sea and the Baltic Sea represent additional National Borders in the North. The official language of Germany is German and Berlin is the capital.
The climate is quite pleasant with almost all variety of seasonal flavors as temperate, marine, cool, cloudy, wet winters and summers, occasional warm, tropical foehn wind and high relative humidity. Germany is divided into 16 states which are further subdivided into 439 districts and cities. Germany is one of the largest European economy and the third largest economy in the world in real terms, placed behind the United States and Japan, and fifth behind the United States, China, India and Japan counted by purchasing power parity.
Montabaur is a town and a municipality in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. It is the capital of the Westerwaldkreis district, which is situated in Westerwald 20 kilometers on northeast of Koblenz. Roughly, 13,000 people reside in the city, whereas the district is home to about 40,000 inhabitants. Montabaur has a train station on Cologne-Frankfurt line. Montabaur’s attraction is a stately yellow castle, Schloss Montabaur on top of Mount Tabor that was built in 1217. Presently, the castle serves as a 4 star hotel for those attending the centre for training and is maintained by the Volks Raiffeisenbanken, a German bank.
The first evidence of the existence of Montabaur dates to 959, when it was known as Castellum Humbacense. Because of its resemblance of the 1000 feet high mountain to Mount Tabor in Israel, a returning crusader, the Archbishop of Trier, Dietrich von Wied, named the place as Mons Tabor. As its population was unable to speak and write Latin correctly, this name developed to today's Montabaur. In 1291, the village became a city with its own coat of arms and a city wall.

Montabaur is definitely one of the popular tourist attractions in Germany. It is worth paying a visit while touring the country. This place leaves a pleasing and unforgettable memory and justifies the proud cultural tradition of Germany.

Back to Germany Destinations