Eifel-Blick "Burg Hengebach"
This "Eifel view" from the keep (220 metres above sea level) of Hengebach Castle offers you a view in a south-westerly to north-westerly direction over the town of Heimbach, with two core areas of the Eifel National Park in view.
Hengebach Castle, whose origins date back to the 11th century, rises majestically above the roofs of the town on a greywacke rock about 180 m long and up to 40 m wide. As a hilltop castle, it was thus almost impregnable until the invention of gunpowder. In the devastating town fire of 1687, large parts of the castle and the town were destroyed. The castle lost its importance and fell into disrepair. In 1979, the castle, which had been restored in several sections in the meantime, finally became the property of the town of Heimbach.
You can combine the Eifel view with a hike on the Klosterrunde (monastery circuit) or with an approx. 39 km long, challenging MTB circuit J. You can reach Heimbach from Düren via the L 249, from the Aachen and Monschau regions via the L 249, from Schleiden-Gemünd via the L 249 and from the Cologne-Bonn area via the B 265 and L 218.
Park in one of the signposted car parks and follow the signs to the castle and the Eifel-Blick. There is a car park in the immediate vicinity of Eifel-Blick, which is only about 50 metres from the viewpoint.