Montabaur is a town near Koblenz in Rheinland-Pfalz, Southwestern Germany. It’s known for its yellow castle and its ICE (InterCityExpress) railway station on the Cologne-Frankfurt high-speed rail line. The Altstadt (old town) distinguishes itself with its neo-Gothic Roter Löwe town hall, many timber-frame houses from the 16th and 17th centuries, and the great Late Gothic Catholic parish church. The medieval town wall is preserved in parts. The town’s history can be traced back to the year 959. Andreas Lubitz (1987–2015), the pilot who intentionally crashed Germanwings Flight 9525 into the Alps came from this town.