Erftstadt is the typical German countryside with its own share of fascinating history, art, and culture. You simply have to be there to realize the enormous significance these little pockets of history hold for the intrepid visitor.
You are greeted by the impressive medieval Town Gate, and that’s where your history lesson begins.
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About 15 towns and villages merged into a beautiful whole to form this “Town on the Erft.” This is good news for you, for it means there are that many various contributions to explore.
The stunning scenery of the Eifel region vies with Ahr valley, the wine country. The walled district of Lechenich is steeped in history, while Liblar is famous for its mines and magnificent parks and woods.
If you’re visiting in February, you’re right in time for the famous Carnival that brings this town to life in bursts of songs and colours for about two whole weeks. You’re only limited by your imagination when it comes to costumes and dressing up. Enjoy the fantastic floats as they go by along the main street.
There’s bound to be a Church fair or a Volksfest going on in full swing at any given time of the year. Local customs dating back to the 1800s give you an idea of how steeped in traditions and culture Erftstadt can be. It will surely prove to be of great interest to you to take part in one of these events where the wine, beer, and schnapps flow and the dancing does not stop.
If you’re into sports, there’s all the more reason to visit this sport loving people. Golf, tennis, football, hockey, badminton, swimming, horse riding and a whole lot more are avidly practiced by the local population. Annual tournaments lend urgency to the atmosphere inviting you to join the excitement. :-)