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Holidays in the Eifel region: From pure nature to the Nürburgring race track

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Eifel Tourismus GmbH
Kalvarienbergstraße 1
54595 Prüm

Tel. +49 (0) 65 51/96 56 0

  • Castles at Manderscheid
    Castles at Manderscheid
  • Weinfelder Maar crater lake near Daun
    Weinfelder Maar crater lake near Daun
  • Picturesque little town: Monreal
    Picturesque little town: Monreal
  • Burg Eltz castle near Münstermaifeld
    Burg Eltz castle near Münstermaifeld
  • hikers relaxing at the lake in the eifel region
    hikers relaxing at the lake in the eifel region

Travel highlights and activities in the Eifel

Discover the fascinating volcanic Eifel region and learn more about its fiery past. Don't forget to visit another hot spot: The famous Nürburgring race track!

Nürburgring ... the living legend

As a race track, the Nürburgring is a living legend and is reverently called "Green Hell" by its fans. Today the ring is one of the most traditional and at the same time innovative motor sports tracks in the world. And one of Germany's most popular national monuments. Every year around two million visitors watch around 100 races and 200 other events here, such as Formula 1, DTM, the 24-hour race, as well as truck and vintage car races.
The Nürburgring also means backstage tours, driver training, off-road tours and tourist trips on the Nordschleife (North Loop). The extension of the Nürburgring in 2009 to become an all-year leisure and business centre is the most important milestone in its history since the construction of the North Loop in 1927 and the addition of the Grand Prix circuit in 1984.

Tour the fascinating volcanic Eifel

Start in Daun and visit the three maars (volcanic crater lakes), also known as the "eyes of the Eifel". The Eifel Vulkanmuseum at Daun introduces you to the region's fiery past. The cold water geyser "Wallender Born" at Wallenborn is also reminiscent of bubbling volcanoes.
Manderscheid is the next stop where you enjoy the view of the two castle ruins, rising majestically above the Lieser valley. Be sure to visit the Maar Museum, which hosts amongst others a fossilised lice, or take a trip with the simulator to the Earth's interior and witness the creation of a maar.

Castles in the Eifel

Burg Eltz: Surrounded by forests, far from any roads or modern buildings, Eltz Castle epitomises the fantasy of the untouched, unpopulated Middle Ages like no other historic building.

Great locations for spectacular castle events:
Every August the historical castle festival at Manderscheid looks back to all the best aspects of mediaeval times with a colourful spectacle brought to life at the two castle ruins in this cosy Eifel village. Niederburg Castle in Manderscheid is particularly splendid at Christmas time. The Christmas market is held on the first weekend of Advent in this picturesque setting.
Numerous events are taking place at the beautiful moated castle "Burg Satzvey" near Mechernich.

Monschau & Monreal: Beautiful villages in the Eifel

Both starting with the same syllables, both offering a beautiful scenery of half-timbered houses: The villages Monschau and Monreal are situated in completely different corners of the Eifel!
Monreal is much smaller than its Canadian near-namesake. Overlooked by two castle ruins the tiny settlement in the East-Eifel has picturesque half-timbered houses set alongside the small Elz river.
The old clothmaking town of Monschau in the North-Eifel is also overlooked by its castle. A fairytale destination where row upon row of slate-fronted, timber-framed houses stand cheek by jowl at awkward angles.

Mystical, romantic, magical...the Eltz Castle:

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Innenansicht (Foto: Tourist-Information Gerolsteiner Land, Quelle: Ferienregion Gerolsteiner Land)

Gerolstein Natural History Museum - journeys in time on the Eifelsteig | Gerolstein

The Natural History Museum (“Naturkundemuseum”) in the former town hall of Gerolstein follows in the tracks of nature.

Burg Rittersdorf (Quelle: Ferienregion Bitburger Land)

Rittersdorf Castle | Rittersdorf

The nearly 700 year-old water castle is located three kilometers north of Bitburg in Rittersdorf. It houses a small museum of local history and in...

Stiftskirche (Foto: Tourist-Information Bitburger Land, Quelle: Ferienregion Bitburger Land)

Stiftskirche Kyllburg | Kyllburg

The Stiftskirche, built in 1276, is the most important building in Kyllburg. Most valuable of all are its Renaissance windows.

Senfkurs (Quelle: Ferienregion Gerolsteiner Land)

Senfkurs - Birgeler Mühle | Birgel

Learn how to make mustard yourself in the historic watermill.

Vogelsang IP (Quelle: Nordeifel Tourismus GmbH)

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...

Dronketurm an den Dauner Maaren (Foto: Rheinland-Pfalz Tourismus GmbH/D. Ketz, Quelle: GesundLand Vulkaneifel GmbH)

Dronketurm | Daun

The platform is an excellent way to enjoy the breathtaking views over the Eifel maars.

Stausee Wirfttal (Quelle: Ferienregion Gerolsteiner Land)

Angeln - Stadtkyll | Stadtkyll

It is a great chance for experienced anglers to fish in the water reservoir Stadtkyll.

Spoorwegmuseum (Quelle: Ferienregion Gerolsteiner Land)

Eisenbahnmuseum - Jünkerath | Jünkerath

140 legendary years of railway history in Jünkerath, exhibited in a museum.

Nostalgikum 01 (Quelle: Ferienregion Vulkaneifel um Kelberg)

Nostalgikum | Uersfeld

Nostalgic - Experience - Museum Uersfeld

Reminiscences of good, old times of the 40s and 50s

It's like time just stopped.

Spielplätze im Gerolsteiner Kurpark (Foto: Martin Müller, Quelle: Ferienregion Gerolsteiner Land)

Wasserspielplatz im Kurpark Gerolstein | Gerolstein

The playgrounds in the lovingly landscaped spa gardens of Gerolstein are magical attractions for children of all ages.

Dürres Maar (Foto: Natur- und Geopark, Quelle: GesundLand Vulkaneifel GmbH)

Dürres Maar | Gillenfeld

a dry maar full of sedges, mosses & cotton grasses

Rad (Quelle: Ferienregion Gerolsteiner Land)

Kalkeifel-Radweg | Hillesheim

Railway line track Ahrdorf - Hillesheim


From the Ahr cycling track to the Kyll cycling track, or vice versa.

Eifelsteig (Foto: Tourist-Information Gerolsteiner Land, Quelle: Ferienregion Gerolsteiner Land)

Eifelsteig von Gerolstein bis Daun (10. Etappe) | Gerolstein

This tour has a special cultural and scenic variety: The hiker comes into contact with former counts, Celtic heritage, climbs the highest point of...

Gäßestrepper Brunnen Bitburg (Foto: TI Bitburger Land, Quelle: Ferienregion Bitburger Land)

"De Beberijer Gäßestrepper" | Bitburg

The "Gäßestrepper" refers to an old town legend.

Blick Gerolstein (Foto: Tourist-Information Gerolsteiner Land, Quelle: Ferienregion Gerolsteiner Land)

Vulkaneifel-Pfad "Gerolsteiner Keltenpfad" | Gerolstein

This tour offers magnificent views atits best. Visitors have an unmatched view from the Löwenburg castle ruins, high above the city and the...