Der Wilde Weg
Der wilde Weg in Nationalpark Eifel, Holzsteg, © Nationalpark Eifel, Dominik Ketz
  • Distance: 1.5 km
  • Duration: 0:30 h
  • Difficulty: easy

Der Wilde Weg


The “Wilde Weg” is a 1.5 kilometre-long nature discovery path in the Eifel National Park.

Due to the short length and the ten interactive stations along the way, the path is an exciting activity for children in particular. But of course, visitors of all ages can find out about the wilderness, the development of the forests and the wide variety of animals and plants in the Eifel National Park here. 

You also experience how storms affect a forest, can test your strength on a climbing course or feel like a scientist in a research station. A 210 m-long wooden path leads through the forest wilderness, giving visitors new perspectives and insights into the natural world. Visitors can enter into a tunnel - in the form of a tree trunk lying on the ground - to find out more about different types of animal and the ways in which they use old and dead wood. Elsewhere, life-size steel silhouettes of animals demonstrate how they influence the development of the forest.

The path is part of the barrier-free “Wilder Kermeter” nature experience area, and is therefore also suitable for parents with prams. The Kermeter is one of the largest uninterrupted forested regions in North Rhine-Westphalia and as a Natura2000 area enjoys a special protected status beyond that of a normal national park.

The barrier-free nature experience area can be reached via the “Kermeter-Hochstrasse” (L15) between Schleiden-Gemünd/-Wolfgarten and Heimbach-Schwammenauel.
The GPS coordinates of the barrier-free parking space for cars and tourist buses are N50° 36.975667 E6° 26.146167.

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Eifel-Blick "Hirschley"

Eifel-Blick Hirschley, © Rureifel-Tourismus e.V.
The Hirschley is situated at an altitude of 512 metres above sea level. From here you have an impressive panoramic view of the Rursee and the steep slopes of the north shore. Details ansehen

Vogelsang IP

Luftaufnahme Vogelsang IP, © Eifel Tourismus GmbH, Dennis Stratmann

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

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

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. The Eifel National Park centre is open all year round.

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Ausflugslokal Urfttalsperre

Gastro, © Nordeifel Tourismus GmbH
In the middle of the Eifel National Park lies our excursion restaurant, with a magnificent view and a good home-style ambience. Details ansehen
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More information about this route

Start: Parkplatz Kermeter

Destination: Parkplatz Kermeter

Distance: 1.5 km

Duration: 0:30 h

Difficulty: easy

Ascent: 12 m

Descent: 12 m

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