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.