Top 10 Eifel day trip destinations

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

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

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

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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Luftaufnahmen Grand-Prix-Strecke, © Robert Kah

Nürburgring

Nürburg

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

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Weg zur Burg Eltz, © Rheinland-Pfalz Tourismus GmbH, D. Ketz

Eltz Castle - the fairytale castle in the Eifel forest

Wierschem

High towers, picturesque oriels, protective walls and a deep castle moat amaze visitors when the well-preserved medieval castle appears out of nowhere on one of the hiking trails - e. g. the award-winning dream trail "Eltzer Burgpanorama". The interior holds some well-preserved treasures: the imposing knights' hall, the armoury and treasure chamber or the bedrooms, living rooms and writing rooms…

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

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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Führung durch das Nationalpark-Zentrum Eifel, © Nationalpark Eifel, D. Ketz

Eifel National Park centre - “Wildnis(t)räume” exhibition

Schleiden

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

Wallender Born

Wallenborn

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

Vogelsang IP

Schleiden

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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