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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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Eifelblick Steffeln (Quelle: Touristinformation AktivLand Eifel)

Eifel Blick - Steffeln | Steffeln

Outstanding and spectacular view.

Gemündener Maar 1 (Quelle: GesundLand Vulkaneifel GmbH)

Gemündener Maar | Daun

The Gemünden maar are lined up along a fissure running SE to NW. About 20,000 to 30,000 years ago they erupted.

Schloss/Burg Oberehe (Quelle: TW Gerolsteiner Land Tourismus und Wirtschaftsförderung GmbH)

Schloss Oberehe | Oberehe

The castle buildings were built between 1696 and 1698 as a fortified country residence of local aristocracy.

Golf-Resort Bitburger Land 01 (Foto: Golf-Resort Bitburger Land, Quelle: Tourist-Information Bitburger Land)

Golf-Resort Bitburger Land | Wißmannsdorf

The largest course in the Bitburg region is the "Golf Resort Bitburger Land" in Wißmannsdorf near the Bitburg Reservoir. The course...

Bitburger Marken-Erlebniswelt 1 (Foto: Bitburger Marken-Erlebniswelt, Quelle: Tourist-Information Bitburger Land)

Bitburger Marken-Erlebniswelt | Bitburg

See, hear, feel, smell and taste what makes our beer so special.

Eifelelr Bauernhaus Museum Adenau  (Foto: VierdDaniela Scheffold , Quelle: Tourist-Information Hocheifel-Nürburgring)

Eifeler Bauernhausmuseum | Adenau

The Eifel region’s farmhouse museum.

Kronenburger See (Quelle: Nordeifel Tourismus GmbH)

Kronenburger See lake | Dahlem

The Kronenburger See lake offers facilities for sailors, surfers, anglers and swimmers. Special attraction for young visitors: the first water...

Wallender Born Geysir (Foto: Eifel Tourismus GmbH/D. Ketz, Quelle: GesundLand Vulkaneifel GmbH)

Wallender Born | Wallenborn

A seemingly peaceful fountain awakens, begins to bubbling. Suddenly, a fountain of 9 ° C of cold water shoots into the sky, for six minutes it...

Idyllisch gelegene Burg Pyrmont - © Winfried Lenz (Quelle: Touristik-Büro Schieferland Kaisersesch)

Burg Pyrmont | Roes



Pyrmont Castle (first mentioned in records in 1225)...

Heimat (Foto: Deutsch Luxemburgische tourist Info, Quelle: Ferienregion Trierer Land)

Heimatmuseum Zemmer | Zemmer

The local museum in the center of Zemmer contains interesting objects such as basic commodity and curiosities of different eras. All objects were...

Eichholzmaar (Quelle: TW Gerolsteiner Land Tourismus und Wirtschaftsförderung GmbH)

Eichholzmaar | Duppach

the renatured maar


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Bootsverleih (Quelle: Touristinformation AktivLand Eifel)

Bootsverleih - Kronenburger See | Hallschlag

A boat rental on the idyllic Lake Kronenburg.

Kirche Niederehe (Foto: Regnery, Quelle: TW Gerolsteiner Land Tourismus und Wirtschaftsförderung GmbH)

Kirche und Kloster in Niederehe | Üxheim

The church is particularly worthy of a visit. It disposes of one of the oldest organs.

Schwimbad (Quelle: Touristinformation AktivLand Eifel)

Hallenbad - Jünkerath | Jünkerath

Swim your laps and relax in the indoor pool in Jünkerath.

Historische Senfmühle (Foto: Ruth Breuer, Quelle: Monschauer Land Touristik e.V.)

Historische Senfmühle | Monschau

Monschau´s hottest offer is the historic mustard mill. Find your favourite mustard among a total of 19 different kinds. Look over the mustard...