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Eifel National Park

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Eifel National Park is in the north Eifel in Western Germany.

Understand[edit]

History[edit]

The nature resort opened in 2006. Before that it was a combat training area for British troops.

Landscape[edit]

A lot of hills and forests. There is also a big dam (Ruhrtalsperre). Villages in the valleys are 300 metres above sea level and the hills rise up to 600 metres.

Flora and fauna[edit]

Climate[edit]

There is a lot of snow in the winter.

Get in[edit]

By bus from Aachen is quite easy. The SB63 from Aachen central bus station takes around 1h20min to get to Einruhr.

Fees and permits[edit]

You have to pay around €1.50 for every night you sleep in the resort.

Get around[edit]

There are many hiking/bike trails and there is also a good bus network (they usually come every hour).

See[edit]

Looking down on the river dam lake from the hills surrounding it is really nice.

Do[edit]

Walking the nature walking trails. The total length of trails in the park is 85 km.

Buy[edit]

Honey made in the region.

Eat[edit]

Drink[edit]

Sleep[edit]

One can stay for less than €30 per person per night in the youth hostels. Camping in the wilderness is prohibited.

Lodging[edit]

Camping[edit]

Backcountry[edit]

Stay safe[edit]

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