In Schleiden-Gemünd, Simmerath-Rurberg, Monschau-Höfen, Heimbach and Nideggen you can find national park gates. They are tourist information centres especially for national park guests, each with individually- themed exhibitions.
All national park gates are open as followed.
1. April-31. October
09.00-13.00 and 13.30-17.00
1. November - 31. March
10.00- 13.00 and 13.00-16.00
Entrance is free. There are entrances without steps, barrier free sanitary facilities, films, shops with maps and Eifel products, and much more. Pedelecs and trekking bicycles are available to hire at the national park gate in Gemünd.
There are many exciting things for children to discover at the Gemünd National Park Gate, where they can also paint and do crafts in the children’s room. Young guests have the opportunity to hang their own pictures on the cork wall, decorating the room in an individual manner. In addition the secret of how a woodpecker lives and what the inside of a beech tree looks like is revealed. If you want to have a browse you can pay a deposit and borrow child’s books from the counter.
The themes and content of the children’s room are inspired by the national park exhibition “knotted oaks, colourful woodpeckers and exciting forest stories” at the Gemünd National Park Gate.
A starry corner takes you away into the world of astronomy and the model of the grounds give a view of the diversity in the region.
All national park gates are ideal starting points for hikes and cycle tours.