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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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Erlebniswelten Grubenfeld, Spannende Einblicke, © Vulkanpark, Martin Christ

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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Blick auf das Gemündener Maar und Dronketurm, © Eifel Tourismus GmbH, D. Ketz

Gemündener Maar

Daun

The Gemünden maar is lined up along a fissure running SE to NW. About 20,000 to 30,000 years ago they erupted and Gemünden Maar lake was formed.

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Die Genovevahöhle, © Eifel Tourismus GmbH, D. Ketz

Genovevahöhle

Kordel

The Genovevahöhle ( cave) is located south of Kordel in the beautiful Kyll Valley.

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Historisches Fachwerkdorf Monreal mit Burgen, © Eifel Tourismus GmbH, D. Ketz

Half-timbered village Monreal

Monreal

The narrow streets of Monreal, its quaint Holy Trinity Church, the massive Nepomuk Bridge over the clear flowing Elzbach and the ruins of Löwenburg and Philippsburg castles high above the town are a perfect destination for an excursion in the eastern Eifel…

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Kaiser-Wilhelm-Brücke in Monschau, © Monschau-Touristik GmbH - Heike Becker

Historic centre of Monschau

Monschau

Immerse yourself in a magical world: surrounded by lovingly restored half-timbered houses, you can stroll through the historic old town of Monschau, always accompanied by the Rur. Shopping becomes a pleasure in the small, owner-managed shops. Delicious chocolates, traditional Monschauer Dütchen or mustard - the choice of culinary delicacies is wide…

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Hohe Acht mit Kaiser-Wilhelm-Turm, © Eifel Tourismus GmbH, D. Ketz

Hohe Acht and Kaiser-Wilhelm-Turm

Kaltenborn

The Kaiser-Wilhelm-Turm was erected on the mountain Hohe Acht, at an altitude of 747 metres.

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UNESCO Weltkulturerbe Igeler Säule, © Eifel Tourismus GmbH

Igel Column, Igel near Trier (UNESCO World Heritage Site)

Igel

UNESCO World Heritage Site Igeler Säule. The column was built in the first half of the 3rd century AD by a wealthy cloth merchant family. In November 1986, the 23 m high column was declared a World Cultural Heritage.

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Stausee Irsental, © Tourist-Info Islek, Ingrid Wirtzfeld

Irsental - Tal der Schmetterlinge

Irrhausen

The variety of insects is overwhelming: at least 1000 beetle species and over 400 skin and double wing species. The large butterflies with 544 species were recorded almost completely, a third of which are on the Red List of Rhineland-Palatinate!.

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Die Klausenhöhle, © Deutsch-Luxemburgische Tourist-Information

Klausenhöhle

Kordel

Visit the Klausenhöhle ( cave) on the Premium hiking trail ``Römerpfad`` and let the past come back to life. According to legends, a hermit lived in the cave in the 18th century.

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Unterwegs in Kronenburg, © EIfel Tourismus GmbH, D. Ketz

Kronenburg

Dahlem

The castle ruin and fortified settlement of Kronenburg Kronenburg Castle was one of the characteristic medieval hill-castles of the Eifel built on the spur of a ridge in the Upper Kyll Valley. The self-contained impression of the castle ruin, outer bailey and fortified settlement and their adaptation to the topography make the special charm of this site…

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