Eifelsteig Stage 8
Erfrischung am Wasserfall Dreimühlen am Eifelsteig, © Eifel Tourismus GmbH, D. Ketz
  • Distance: 26.1 km
  • Duration: 08:30 h
  • Difficulty: hard

Eifelsteig Stage 08


The eighth stage of the Eifelsteig runs from Mirbach to Hillesheim, the crime novel capital of the Eifel.
Today, you start your hike at Mirbach’s impressive Chapel of the Redeemer - have another quick look and take in the golden mosaic before you head off. Soon you are following narrow forest paths and routes along fields and meadows. The open view already gives you some initial views of the volcanic landscape of the Eifel. 
The halfway point on your hiking tour is marked by a special natural monument: The Dreimühlen waterfall near Nohn. It took nature quite a long time to create the waterfall and it is still doing so. Calcium is deposited here day by day, persistently creating wonderful formations - protruding an additional ten centimetres into the valley each year. You do the same as nature does and take your time here. Close your eyes and listen to the melodies of the enduring waters, feel the soft moss and refresh yourself with a foot bath in the glittering waters. After this picturesque relaxation break, the Eifelsteig takes you on past the monastery of Niederehe to the steadfast Kerpen Castle, which is proudly enthroned above the village (privately owned, can be viewed from the outside).
Along field pathways, you have the opportunity to chat with your hiking companions, because you can walk side by side here. Soon, your destination appears on the horizon: Hillesheim - the crime novel capital of the Eifel. Take a walk around the town and enjoy some refreshments at the murderously cosy Café Sherlock. Dedicated crime novel fans can even spend a night at the Krimi-Hotel.

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Erlöserkapelle Mirbach

Erlöserkapelle Mirbach, © Thomas Regnery

Remarkable is the oakportal, the mosaic work inside the church and the artistic stonework.

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Wachsender Wasserfall Dreimühlen

Wasserfall Dreimühlen, © Eifel Tourismus GmbH, Dominik Ketz

Der Zugang zum Wasserfall ist auf eigene Gefahr möglich, Mitnahme von Kinderwagen u. ä. nicht möglich.

This is definitely the most interesting waterfall in the Eifel.

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Gästehaus Kloep

Außenansicht Gästehaus Kloep

Holiday flat and rooms in the centre of Hillesheim.

4-room flat with covered balcony and completely newly renovated, comfortably furnished guest rooms in a central location. Only a few metres away from the Kriminalhaus. Due to its direct proximity to the Kalkeifelradweg, the Eifel-Krimiwanderweg and the Eifelsteig, the Kloep guesthouse is an ideal starting point for hiking and cycling tours.

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Haus Berndorf

Haus Berndorf

These tranquil holiday apartments and guest rooms, situated in the town of Berndorf – made famous by crime fiction novels – offer a very warm welcome! A breakfast service is included and there is direct access to the Eifelsteig hiking trail, a walking route taking in sites from the novels, and the Chalk Eifel/RLP cycle path!

...Offering hospitality since 1980

We hold ServiceQualität Deutschland and Wanderbares Deutschland certifications and would be delighted to welcome you. 

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More information about this route

Start: Mirbach

Destination: Hillesheim

Distance: 26.1 km

Duration: 08:30 h

Difficulty: hard

Tour-type: Hiking

Ascent: 405 m

Descent: 437 m

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