Top 10 Eifel day trip destinations

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Fachwerkdorf Monreal, © Foto: Laura Rinneburger, Quelle: Touristik-Büro Vordereifel

Fachwerkdorf 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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Ausstellung Wildnis(t)räume im Nationalparkzentrum Eifel, © Roman Hövel

Experience-exhibition: Wildnis(t)räume

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Vogelsang IP

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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Wallender Born Geysir, © Eifel Tourismus GmbH, D. Ketz

Wallender Born


A seemingly peaceful fountain awakens, begins to bubbling. Suddenly, a fountain of 9 ° C of cold water shoots into the sky, for six minutes it bubbles up. The haunted by, the "Brubbel" like the locals call their phenomenon affectionate, is just as flashy…

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Blick auf den Laacher See in der Eifel, © Foto Achim Meurer

Laacher See lake and Maria Laach

Around 130,000 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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historische Altstadt

City-Outlet 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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Manderscheider Burgen, © GesundLand Vulkaneifel/Dominik Ketz

Castles of Manderscheid


Things were not always as peaceful in Manderscheid as they are today. The Upper and the Lower Castle, just a stone’s throw away from each other, were hostile to each other for many years.


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Luftaufnahmen Grand-Prix-Strecke, © Robert Kah



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


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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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Genovevaburg 1, © Stadt Mayen/P!el Media



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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