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


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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.



Gerolsteiner, © Gerolsteiner Brunnen

Besucherzentrum Gerolsteiner Brunnen


In the Gerolsteiner Brunnen visitor centre you can have a look behind the scenery in Germany's largest mineral water company.

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Bitburger Marken-Erlebniswelt 1, © Bitburger Marken-Erlebniswelt

Bitburger Marken-Erlebniswelt


See, hear, feel, smell and taste what makes our beer so special.

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Am Eifel-Blick auf dem Kalvarienberg, © Foto Achim Meurer

Calvary Hill (Kalvarienberg)


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


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


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Manderscheider Burgen, © Dominik Ketz

Castles of Manderscheid


Both castles have been renovated and form the impressive scenery for the castle festival with knights' festivals, taking place every year on the last weekend of August.

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This museum tells one of the most exciting evolutionary stories. The Earth had already existed for thousands of millions of years before a green revolution created the basis for life as we know it about 400,000 years ago.

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Dronketurm an den Dauner Maaren, © Rheinland-Pfalz Tourismus GmbH/D. Ketz



The platform is an excellent way to enjoy the breathtaking views over the Eifel maars.

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Eifel Volcano Museum


After a few powerful pushes on the pedal, red magma is pumped through a tube. Then, there is hissing and steam, with white puffs emerging from the red glowing volcano peak. This is how close to reality vulcanologists are able to portray the events that shook the volcanic Eifel thousands of years ago…

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Eifelmuseum 1, © Stadt Mayen/Seydel

Eifelmuseum - Museumswelten Mayen


The Eifelmuseum and the “Deutsches Schieferbergwerk” (“German slate mine”), the museum highlight in Rhineland-Palatinate in the Genovevaburg castle in Mayen. The museum for the Eifel region.


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Eltz Castle


Magical: Eltz Castle With its unique location in the heart of the wild natural scenery of the Elzbach valley and its fascinating architecture, Eltz Castle is the embodiment of a knight's castle. Eltz Castle has been owned by the family of the same name for more than 850 years…

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