District of Euskirchen
The flooding on 14th and 15th of July 2021 destroyed several villages and towns in the county Euskirchen. The cleanup efforts are in progress in the concerned areas, as well as the reconstruction of the infrastructure. Because of the importance of these actions, it is very important to not disturb those progresses. Therefore please avoid driving or travelling through the concerned villages and towns. This applies for the areas: Bad Münstereifel City and Gemünd City.
With over 1,249 square kilometers and a population of 191,856, the county Euskirchen, as viewed from the size is the sixth largest, viewed by population the third smallest county in North Rhine-Westfalia.
The district of Euskirchen includes the municipalities of Blankenheim, Dahlem, Hellenthal, Kall, Nettersheim and Weilerswist as well as the towns of Bad Münstereifel, Euskirchen, Mechernich, Schleiden and Zülpich. The largest town is Euskirchen (around 55,000 residents), while the municipality of Dahlem with its 4,314 residents, is not only the smallest village in the county Euskirchen, but also the smallest municipality of our land North Rhine-Westphalia.
Since 2002 the county Euskirchen has been considered to be a “bicycle-friendly district”. The cycle-friendly planning of routes and signposts, and the promotion of bicycle tourism in Euskirchen has officially been recognized.
Today, the success is visible in many places. The district of Euskirchen is not just a magnet for cycling tourists, but also offers its citizens many opportunities to cycle as well, for example, at the annual bike action day “Tour de Ahrtal” from Blankenheim.
With the establishment of Cycle- and Hike Train stations in the whole county Euskirchen, ideal start and finish points have been created for cyclists and hikers. Currently the county Euskirchen is modernizing the hiking trail system by our project "Wanderwelt der Zukunft - Eifelschleifen & Eifelspuren".