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Top 10 Eifel day trip destinations

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Genovevaburg in Mayen, © Eifel Tourismus GmbH, D. Ketz



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

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

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


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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Blick auf das Weinfelder Maar, © Eifel Tourismus GmbH

The Eifel maars

The water-filled maars are the symbol of the volcanic Eifel. But what is actually a maar?.

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Blick auf den Laacher See in der Eifel, © Eifel Tourismus GmbH, D. Ketz

Laacher See lake and Maria Laach

Around 13,000 years ago, the Laacher See volcano eruted violently. Today, the lake is a popular day trip destination. Near the Laacher See lake, you'll also find the beautiful Maria Laach Abbey.

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Brücke über die Erft in Bad Münstereifel, © Tourismus NRW e.V.

City-Outlet und historisches Bad Münstereifel

Bad Münstereifel

Bad Münstereifel is a small romantic town that has grown historically over the years, with picturesque timber-framed houses and the City Outlet, with attractive shops that are worth paying a visit. You can take a break in the many cosy cafés and restaurants…

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Vogelsang IP mit Blick auf Urftsee, © Eifel Tourismus GmbH, D. Ketz
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Vogelsang IP


In September 2016, the new visitor’s and exhibition centre, the Forum Vogelsang IP, was opened. The two main exhibitions are the documentation of the National Socialist period, “Destiny: Master Race. National Socialist Ordensburgen - Both Fascination and Crime” and the adventure exhibition “Wilderness Dreams” organised by the Eifel National Park Centre…

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Nürburgring, © TI Hocheifel-Nürburgring, Sebastian Schulte



The Nürburgring Green Hell - racing, business, adventure, holiday


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