Monschau is a small town near the Belgian border on the edge of the Eifel. The river Rur has cut a narrow valley between the mountain slopes. Monschau is famous for its Christmas market and mustard.
The half-timbered houses give the feeling of being directly in a nativity scene.
Before we go on our way, we first visit the tourist information to find out more about the offer. Of course, a plan for the Christmas market is available.
Unfortunately, the weather is just as bad as predicted. But we don’t let this spoil our mood.
We decide to go to Haller. Even though at the entrance door there is a sign ‘pub and restaurant’, this is a traditional German Gasthaus with a small kitchen, where you can eat and drink in a rustic atmosphere. Of course, the escalope with a mustard sauce of Monschau must not be missing.
There is always a good mood in the Gasthaus Haller, which is mainly carried by the nice landlords Marco and Jacqueline.
Marco always has a funny remark in his back and thus keeps all guests in a cheerful mood. Those who want to eat should book in advance, as the Haller is very popular with the locals as well as with international visitors. One likes to come back again.
In the market hall and the Aukloster, an indoor Christmas market takes place, so that one can escape at least occasionally from the rain.
Quite fun is the idea of a walk-in snow globe as a photo spot, set up near the tourist information. In a transparent sphere, you find yourself in a miniature world of Monschau.
Worth mentioning are the products of the Monschau Historic Mustard Mill, a family owned enterprise with a long tradition. In a cellar vault, many different types of mustard are offered, including the well-known Monschau original mustard.
But what would a mustard be without a delicious Ardennen ham.
The Art and Culture Center (KuK) acts as an advent calendar. The windows are covered with glass objects, representing a variety of patterns from the textile industry.
We imagine the Monschau Christmas Market, especially enchanting with the houses covered with snow. Then the scenery must appear as if it comes from a fairytale.
Finally, we enjoy an excellent organic wine at the stand of the winemakers of the Domaine “Croix Blanche” from St. Martin d`Ardeche.
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