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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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Burgberg (Quelle: GesundLand Vulkaneifel GmbH)

Dauner Burg | Daun

The castle has been destroyed many times, most recently in the Palatinate War of Succession in 1689 by French troops of Louis XIV, like most Eifel...

Orientalische Badewelt (c) Olaf Rohl / CT (Quelle: Eifel Tourismus (ET) Gesellschaft mbH)

Carolus Thermen Bad Aachen | Aachen

Since the beginning of 2001 a further highlight has been decorating the city – the Carolus Thermen Bad Aachen. This oasis of wellness lets the...

Wehrkirche (Quelle: Ferienregion Gerolsteiner Land)

Wehrkirche Berndorf | Berndorf

The fortified church of St. Peter's was built between 1513 and 1515. The specific character of a fortified church is still easily recognisable in...

Tretboot fahren (Quelle: Aktivland Eifel)

Tretboot fahren - Landal Wirfttal | Stadtkyll

A leisure offer where no boredom arises.

Kath.Pfarrkirche St.Maximin Antweiler  (Foto: Verbandsgemeinde Adenau , Quelle: Tourist-Information Hocheifel-Nürburgring)

Katholische Pfarrkirche St. Maximin Antweiler | Antweiler

The church was rebuilt in 1762 in Antweiler. Most recently it was completely renovated and restored in the early seventies for the 1000th...

Römerstraße (Quelle: Aktivland Eifel)

Römerstraße - Esch | Esch

Follow the course of the former Roman road and marvel at the layered structure of the technical miracle of the Roman Empire.

Stadtmodell Hauptstraße (Quelle: Ferienregion Bitburger Land)

city model of Bitburg | Bitburg

The bronze model of the city of Bitburg can be found at Spittel Square in the pedestrian area. It was donated by Dr.-Hanns-Simon-Stiftung and...

Felsformation (Foto: Deutsch Luxemburgisch Tourist Info, Quelle: Ferienregion Trierer Land)

Felsformation | Kordel

Around Kordel you will find a variety of wild-romantic rock formations and caves. Visit, for example, the Klausenhöhle, the Genovevahöhle or the...

Blick aus der Höhle (Foto: Eifel Tourismus GmbH, D. Ketz, Quelle: Ferienregion Gerolsteiner Land)

Birresborner Eishöhlen | Birresborn

Until far into the 19th century millstone were carved out in the caves. But the caves also were used as natural "refrigerators". In the...

GPS (Quelle: Aktivland Eifel)

GPS-Schatzsuche - Landal Wirfttal | Stadtkyll

Pure action is the motto of the leisure activities offered by Gero Quad in Landal Wirfttal.

Eifelpark Blitz Achterbahn  (Foto: Eifelpark Gondorf, Quelle: Ferienregion Bitburger Land)

Leisure and Animal Park "Eifelpark" | Gondorf

The Eifelpark, a combination of leisure and wildlife park, offers pure enjoyment on an area covering the equivalant of 100 football pitches.

Vennbad (Quelle: Ferienregion Monschauer Land)

Vennbad (Fen Swimming Pool) | Monschau

With a water temperature of 28.5 degrees, the 25 metre pool with a springboard and a 3 metre tower offers 4 lanes. A learning swimming pool and a...

Kreuz im Venn (Foto: Wolfgang Tscherner, Quelle: Ferienregion Monschauer Land)

Kreuz im Venn | Monschau

As the only conglomerate rock in the Monschauer Land, the immense, 80 metre-long Richelsley Rock lies on the edge of the High Fens. It was topped...

Aachener Dom (Quelle: Eifel Tourismus (ET) Gesellschaft mbH)

Aachener Dom | Aachen

The Aachen Cathedral is one of the most famous examples of occidental architecture. It is the coronation church of more than 30 German kings,...

Therme Außenansicht (Quelle: GesundLand Vulkaneifel GmbH)

Bad Bertrich volcanic Eifel thermal spa | Bad Bertrich

Covering two floors, the spa architecture, dominated by wood, glass and stone, creates a health and wellness experience in a dimension of its own....