The project “North Eifel Archaeo Region” focuses on ground monuments from different eras. 400 million year-old fossils and discovery sites from pre- Stone Age play a role just as much as the ruins of the West walls from the NS dictatorship era. Relics from the Roman times are especially common such as settlement ruins, holy relics and sections of the Roman canal which provided Cologne with natural water from the Eifel. In addition mediaeval castles are numerous, and the traces of mining, which influenced the landscape and people of the North Eifel for hundreds of years.
Especially chosen ground monuments from the North Eifel are presented annually during the North Eifel Archaeological Tour on the first Sunday in October.