Active Nature in the northern Eifel
Hiking world of the North Eifel
We are glad that you are interested in an active time in the adventure region North Eifel with the Eifel National Park. This area has a lot to offer.
You can hike in the northern Eifel on legendary paths and trails. We offer the Eifelsteig from Aachen to Trier, the Römerkanal-Wanderweg from Nettersheim to Cologne, the AhrSteig or the 85-kilometer Wildnis-Trail through the National Park. Our 113 circular hiking trails, the "EifelSchleifen & EifelSpuren", are also wonderfully hikeable.
Eifel National Park
Other special hiking trails are waiting to be explored in the Eifel National Park. For example, in the "Wilder Kermeter" with the "Wilder Weg", which makes an intensive encounter with nature possible for everyone. Alternatively, the national park can also be explored by bike, boat or carriage. Nature lovers are recommended to take a detour to the red deer viewing gallery and the "Bird Watching Station". The almost daily ranger tours are also very fascinating.
Cycle country North Eifel
Cyclists will find the perfect routes between the highlands in the south, the Börde lands-cape in the north, and the signposted routes within the district of Euskirchen. You can work up an appetite on the River cycle paths along the River Erft and the River Ahr, as well as the Moated Castles Route. For leisurely cycling, you can rent electric bicycles at multiple stations. The "Freifahrt Eifel" route is perfect for mountain bikers looking for a challenge.
The starlit skies of the Eifel
What has become invisible in the cities due to light pollution, reveals itself in the Star Park in the Eifel National Park. Millions of stars, the Milky Way, and the moon with its silvery shadow appear to be within reach. The Astronomy Workshop, stars without bor-ders, offers exciting star hikes on day- or multi-day packages.
Water Fun North Eifel
The North Eifel offers many opportunities for everyone, no matter if they are planning to relax, looking for family adventures or sporty activities. Each of them has a wide spectrum of activities in and near the water. Switching off from everyday life can be done at any time of the year at:
Thermen & Badewelt Euskirchen, Eifel-Therme Zikkurat in Mechernich-Firmenich and in the eifelbad in Bad Münstereifel.
The adventure- and sports lake in Zülpich is the must-be-place for divers, surfers, sailors, rowers, swimmers and anglers. But also the outdoor pool at the dam Steinbachtalsperre is a very nice option for a familytrip. Another destination is Kronenburger See and Freilinger See which is embedded in the beautiful nature of our region. There one can find relaxation, cooling down and fun in the middle of the local nature - and all this with the highest water quality.
To make you feel at home, you will find hosts for every taste and every budget, from four-star hotels to "farm vacations" (Ferien auf dem Bauernhof). Your active vacation can also be booked easily and comfortably as a tailor-made package deal.
What is taking place during your active vacation in the North Eifel? In our calendar of events (Veranstaltungskalender) you can get the best information.
In 2021, the Eifelsteig Wanderbus and the Eifel-Wander- & Radbus are in operation and provide a convenient and environmentally friendly connection to the Eifelsteig, Eifel-Höhen-Route and Kyll-Radweg.
hiking buses in the 2022 season
You are particularly climate-friendly and thus sustainable on your tours with the bike and hiking buses.
From April 15 to November 1, 2022, the tourist line Eifelsteig hiking bus (line 770), is on the road on all weekends (Saturday and Sunday) as well as on holidays and bridge days.