Nationalpark Eifel

Nationalpark Eifel

Schleiden

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Set in a dramatic landscape of woods interspersed with water, the Eifel National Park will allow you to experience the fascinating natural diversity of a wilderness at first hand. For in this large protection area some 65 kilometres southwest of Cologne, nature has been left once more to its own eternal cycle of growth and decay.

Discover the primary forests of tomorrow. Wildcats and black storks live in the National Park, and researchers have shown that around 2,300 other endangered species of animals and plants are also at home here. Enjoy fantastic views over the Rur Lake, Obersee and Urft Lake reservoirs.

Put the pressures of every day life behind you as you hike through romantic stream valleys and impressive beech forests along the Wilderness Trail, for example. In spring you will be welcomed by carpets of glorious yellow wild daffodils. The Dreiborn plateau around Vogelsang is a highlight, and not only when the Common Broom (Cytisus scoparius) is in full bloom. In autumn, the stag rutting season is an experience not to be missed, and winter is a particularly good time to go looking for animal tracks.

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Place

Schleiden

Contact

Nationalparkforstamt Eifel
Urftseestr. 34
53937 Schleiden-Gemünd
Phone: (0049) 2444 95100
Fax: (0049) 2444 951085

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