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Burg Eltz in der Eifel, © Rheinland-Pfalz Tourismus GmbH, D. Ketz

Attractions

The Neanderthals, the Celts, the Romans... their traces can still be followed in the Eifel today. On hiking routes or museum guided tours, the relics have been preserved and can still be seen in many places.


Other attractions are entire towns, municipalities or villages, such as Mayen in the East Eifel with its Genoveva castle, which is now the centre of many cultural events, or the clothmaking town of Monschau in the Eifel National Park with its “Red House”, and the numerous museums or the “historic mustard mill”.

Bitburg, with its art of brewing, has become famous far beyond the region, as has Gerolstein with its mineral water.


Half-timbered buildings, old town fortifications, some of which visitors can walk along, such as in Hillesheim or Bad Münstereifel, proud castles and dreamy palaces are further witnesses to history which can be experienced at first hand in the Eifel.


The range of museums in the Eifel is as varied as the region’s history itself. Visitors can find out about the settlement history of the Eifel, but also about the volcanicity and geology of the region, such as in the museums in Daun, Mendig and Manderscheid.

 

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Abteikirche Maria Laach, Außenansicht, © Eifel Tourismus GmbH, D. Ketz

Abteikirche Maria Laach

Maria Laach

Masks are compulsory in all public areas in Maria Laach.

Maria Laach is one of the most famous sights in the Laacher See Volcano Park. The abbey church is the most famous building in the Eifel.

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Bitburger Erlebniswelt - Sudhaus, © Bitburger Braugruppe GmbH
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Bitburger Erlebniswelt

Bitburg

The home of Bitburger
Come to the Bitburger Erlebniswelt to experience our number one draught beer with all five senses

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Burg Stolberg (Luftbild), © Städteregion Aachen, Dominik Ketz

Burg Stolberg

Stolberg

The castle, which dates from the 15th century, is now used as a museum & event location.

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Blick auf den Kalvarienberg, © Eifel Tourismus GmbH, D. Ketz

Calvary Hill (Kalvarienberg)

Blankenheim

Here, there is a panoramic view onto the hills of the “Lampertstal”. From the highest point of Calvary Hill, daytrippers can enjoy the best view onto one of the most beautiful and largest juniper heathlands in North-Rhine Westphalia. The nature conservation area with its wild, slim, tall shrubs extends over an area of 650 hectares, suddenly giving the North Eifel region, which is otherwise covered with dense forest, a Mediterranean feel…

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Burg Satzvey, © Manuel Thome Photography

Castle Satzvey

Mechernich

Welcome to "Burg Satzvey", one of the most beautiful water castles in the Rhineland region.

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Manderscheiider Burgen mit Lieser, © Dominik Ketz

Castles of Manderscheid

Manderscheid

The spa town of Manderscheid is most famous for two medieval castle ruins that stand directly opposite each other on steep mountain spurs not far from the town's alleyways. The massive complexes are separated only by the little Lieser river and a meadow, which in summer becomes a perfect place for a breather while hiking the Eifelsteig trail or for a family picnic with children…

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Abtauchen in die Stollenwelt, © Eifel Tourismus GmbH, D. Ketz
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Deutsches Schieferbergwerk

Mayen

In a tunnel system, visitors get an insight into the slate mining of bygone days.

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Führung durch das Nationalpark-Zentrum Eifel, © Nationalpark Eifel, D. Ketz
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Eifel National Park centre - “Wildnis(t)räume” exhibition

Schleiden

In the Eifel National Park centre at the Vogelsang IP “International Place”, visitors can experience nature with all their senses - indoors and outdoors. Surrounded by dense mixed deciduous forests, the modern visitors’ centre above the Urftsee lake has hosted the “Wildnis(t)räume” (“Wilderness Dreams”) exhibition - a barrier-free, interactive nature experience for people of all ages…

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Unterirdische Entdeckungen im Eifelmuseum, © Eifel Tourismus GmbH, D. Ketz

Eifelmuseum - EifelTotal

Mayen

Genovevaburg castle is a symbol of the town of Mayen. It can be seen from far and wide, towering over the town centre. Inside, it is home to the Eifelmuseum with the exhibiton "EifelTotal" and the German Slate Quarry Museum.

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Weg zur Burg Eltz, © Rheinland-Pfalz Tourismus GmbH, D. Ketz

Eltz Castle - the fairytale castle in the Eifel forest

Wierschem

High towers, picturesque oriels, protective walls and a deep castle moat amaze visitors when the well-preserved medieval castle appears out of nowhere on one of the hiking trails - e. g. the award-winning dream trail "Eltzer Burgpanorama". The interior holds some well-preserved treasures: the imposing knights' hall, the armoury and treasure chamber or the bedrooms, living rooms and writing rooms…

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