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Part of the Eifel that lies in Rhineland-Palatinate

Cities and towns

Eifelkarte-2012.jpg

Understand

Sunrise over the Eifel

The Eifel is a low mountain range bordered by the Rhine to the east and the Mosel to the south. The scenery includes some interesting formations caused by volcanic activity such as circular hills formed from vents and circular lakes in old craters.

Seasons

Traveling through the Eifel is possible all year long.

  • The peak season is from Easter until fall.
  • In winter one can go skiing in some small ski resorts.
  • The Nürburgring is a Formula one racing track and once there is race upcoming then it's always crowded in all the area surrounding it.

Talk

People living there speak German and you might find some speaking French, Dutch and a lot of the younger generation will speak a bit of English.

Get in

By train or you might take buses leaving from bigger cities (e.g., Aachen) or leaving from the train stations.

Get around

Best by buses or you take a cab.

See

  • For hiking, mountainbiking and regular bike trips it's nice to go to the nature resort Eifel National Park in the north.
  • Laacher See. 2km diameter volcanic caldera lake

Itineraries

Do

Many marked hiking routes, circular and long distance through the area.

  • Eifelsteig − 313 km walk from Kornelimünster near Aachen to Trier.
  • Römerkanal-Wanderweg (Roman canal hiking trail) - 100 km walk that follows the route of the Roman Eifel Aqueduct from Nettersheim to Cologne.

Cycling. Many signposted bike routes through the region.

Eat

Drink

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