Satzvey, Mechernich

Satzvey Castle

I may love all Knight Templar’s stories (and that’s why I simply had to visit the exhibition “The Knights Templar. Separating Myth from Reality” in the Abbey of Stavelot, for example, which was my disappointment, because there was almost nothing that I didn’t already know about the Order), but standing in a long queue for buying a not so cheap ticket for the Knights festival, one of the events organized in Satzvey Castle, wasn’t my thing, so I had to skip it at the last moment and I couldn’t take any pictures of the building – a moated castle from the 12th century.

Burg Satzvey

Burg Satzvey (2)Satzvey is part of the Mechernich town, originally one “castle village”, maybe like Kronenburg.

You still can see the old half-timbered buildings with the monument indicating sign on them along the streets.

Pfarrkirche St. Pantaleon, Satzvey

But I couldn’t skip the 13th-century Church of St. Pantaleon, although its present building dates from the 19th century.

Pfarrkirche St. Pantaleon, Satzvey (2).jpgThe high altar is from 1807.

Pfarrkirche St. Pantaleon, Satzvey (4)


Statue of St. Catherine from the 16th century.




Pfarrkirche St. Pantaleon, Satzvey (3)



Statue of St. Michael from the 16th century.



Satzvey, Mechernich (6)This is what I’ve actually seen from the Knights festival.

Did you know, that there are even Germans or German native speakers, who really don’t know what the exact pronunciation of Satzvey is. Neither do I.

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