The building known as Merten Castle houses a former Augustine monastery, originally founded from the neighbouring hilltop fort. The monastery, believed to have been founded by Countess Mathilde von Sayn is first referred to in a document belonging to Otto von Kappenstein and his wife Kunigunde, dating back to 1217. The entire complex includes a small neo-baroque castle-like structure, the so-called ‘Orangery’, built around 1909 by the Counts of Droste zu Vischering von Nesselrode-Reichenstein following their purchase of the monastery buildings. The entire estate today houses a residential care and nursery home for the elderly. The grounds including the park and the Orangery are open to the public.
Cafeteria in the Orangerie
Opening hours: Tuesday to Friday 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday/Sunday/national holiday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Telephone: +49 (0) 2243 – 86276
Adress: Schloßstraße 14 – 53783 Eitorf-Merten