20 most beautiful medieval castles in Germany

6. Satzvay Castle — Burg Satzvey Its current owners first staged in Germany in his castle historic joust. It was more than 30 years ago. The history of the castle, located in the plains, and once on all sides surrounded by water, starts in the XII century.

It is located near Cologne in the Eifel region. Especially popular here also enjoy the traditional Christmas and Easter markets.



The castle of Satzvey is a medieval water castle, originally from the 12th century, and is located on the north-eastern edge of the Eifel in Mechernich in the district of Euskirchen, North Rhine-Westphalia.

Among the experts, it is regarded as the Wasserburg of the Rhineland, which is preserved in its original structure, as the jewel of the Rhenish castle construction and the monument to aristocratic culture and life forms.

Setvey Castle is a typical water castle, built by the ministerial nobility of the 14th and 15th centuries in the lowlands, while the Hochadel built high-topped fortresses. The missing mountain as a natural obstacle for attackers had to replace difficult water trenches. For this reason, water castles were mostly built on two islands and were almost always near a creek that supplied the trenches with water. The more fortified main castle was thereby additionally protected by the Vorburg on the second island.