Maare Eifel: Die drei Dauner Maare, © GesundLand Vulkaneifel - D. Ketz

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Experiencing nature in the Eifel

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Woods Water Wilderness

There is plenty of water in the Eifel National Park. Here, rivers are dammed to create huge lakes, while riverbanks, moorland and wet heathland offer ideal living conditions for flora and fauna. The Eifel National Park also protects the woodrush beech forest, which once covered the whole Eifel region.


Fiery past

Violent volcanic eruptions and lava flows several kilometres long used to dominate the “face” of today's Volcanic Eifel, whose maars are also known as the “eyes of the Eifel”. Visitors can enjoy a cool swim in several of these maar lakes during the hot summer months.


Natural treasures of the south

In the south of the Eifel, deep valleys alternate with forest-covered hills. In the Bitburger Gutland region, the fertile soil ensures good crop harvests every year, while even hops grow happily in the Prüm valley. At the edge of the Ferschweiler plateau, rugged rock formations of sandstone jut upwards, with bizarre shapes that have been formed over millions of years by “wind and water”. The South Eifel nature park is home to the largest number of orchids in the whole of Rhineland Palatinate.