The Mottetoren was built in the 12th century in the centre of Kessenich. It was built on an artificial hill and served as a defence tower for the seigniory. After three excavations, the foundations of the tower and the later added constructions were uncovered and preserved. At the end of the 19th century, Baron Michiels van Kessenich had a burial chapel built for his family on the same hill.
The ‘hill’ is freely accessible to the public.