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.

 

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Eifel Volcano Museum

Daun

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

Mayen

ovevaburg castle is a symbol of the town of Mayen. It can be seen from far and wide, towering over the town centre.

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Eltz Castle

Wierschem

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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Erlebnismuseum Münstermaifeld

Münstermaifeld

The Homeland and Adventure Museum in Münstermaifeld The Homeland and Adventure Museum (Heimat- und Erlebnismuseum) in the old priory in Münstermaifeld promises a journey back in time to the world inhabited by our great and great-great grandparents.

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Erlebniswelten Grubenfeld Mitmachstation, © Kappest/Vulkanpark GmbH

Erlebniswelten Grubenfeld (mining site Experience Worlds)

Mayen

What did humans do with the volcanic rocks? What did they create from them? How did they obtain these rocks? And how were they able to shape them? The quarry field Volcano Park experience centre has interesting answers to all these questions.

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Monreal Fachwerhaus und Burg

Fachwerkdorf Monreal

Monreal

Monreal, the village of timbered houses

Monrael, a city formerly known for drapery, has 785 inhabitants and does not only offer beautiful timbered houses, the two picturesque ruins of the castles “Löwenburg” and “Philippsburg” and the rivulet Elz but also tracks for cycling (Eifel-Schiefer-Radweg) and hiking (Traumpfad Monrealer Ritterschlag) through a virgin nature…

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Genovevaburg 1, © Stadt Mayen/P!el Media

Genovevaburg

Mayen

The Genovevaburg castle is one of the landmarks of the town of Mayen and can be seen from far and wide on a crest of rock above the market square. The late Gothic castle has been besieged, destroyed and rebuilt several times during its eventful history…

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Gerolstein Natural History Museum - journeys in time on the Eifelsteig

Gerolstein

The Natural History Museum (“Naturkundemuseum”) in the former town hall of Gerolstein follows in the tracks of nature.

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Marktplatz Häuserzeile, © D.Scheffold

Historic centre of Adenau

Adenau

Historical marketplace of Adenau
In addition to examples of old timbered houses, this is also where you will find Adenau’s oldest house dating from the year 1630.

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Historic centre of Monschau

Monschau

Vibrant activities within ancient walls, a medieval townscape with idyllic half-timbered houses, narrow streets and cobblestones. Monschau is the cultural centre of an entire region and one of the most popular holiday and excursion destinations in the Eifel…

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