Eifel is synonymous with history, geography, nature, and culture presenting you the best of each of these categories.
Germany is known for its majestic landscapes and an ethereal scenic beauty that belongs in the realm of fairytales. But wait till you reach the Eifel region. You are in for a surprising twist that takes you on a wild ride for your senses. From the serene to the rambunctious is but a short trip away.
The Eifel region is located in western Germany and is bounded by the Rhine, the Ahr, and the Moselle rivers. What you have here is land untouched by human intervention and therefore at its most pristine.
Volcanic activity is not immediately associated with Germany but here in the Eifel region you have about 200 dormant volcanoes and even a few active ones!
The Vulkanmuseum in the town of Daun is where you’ll find all information about this lesser known German attraction. You can have your fill of little blue lakes that have formed on craters and lie against the blue hills and valleys. Lake Leach is the largest and also the perfect venue for some water sport.
A number of natural mineral springs are to be found in the area and is well worth a visit. Once that’s been taken care of, you can set off on an exploration of the large number of historical ruins and natural wonders that will fill your visit with excitement and wonder. The region has many castles, monasteries, and mysterious little villages that would be a delight to explore by foot.
The Eifel Lakes are another big attraction. The little municipality of Brockscheid has a bell founding history that goes back to the medieval period.
Eifel is well known for its Roman aqueduct which used to be a water source in antiquarian times. The best way to see this would be aboard the Vulkan Express, a romantic steam engine ride that takes you through all the attractions of the Eifel. You’ll be amazed to see the source of the Ahr River. You will see this in the town of Blankenheim and it’s something that you definitely have to experience for yourself.
Tourists often make a beeline for Eifel Hills and for good reason too. You have the best of pristine wilderness with turquoise lakes and deep green woods; an idyllic spot to commune with nature and rejuvenate your senses.
If you’re intrigued about the special geological features of the Eifel, you should visit Gerolstein which is where they have a Geo Park and a Nature Museum where you’ll find million year old fossils. For a fantastic view of the Eifel you have to get to the top of the Kaiser-Wilhelm Tower. It lies at the end of a mile long hike, but is most certainly worth the effort.
The local cuisine of the Eifel is definitely an added attraction. You are in the home of Pinot Noir and Neuenahrer Rauchfleisch which translates to strips of smoked beef. There’s more where that comes from and you’ll certainly dazzled by the choices available.