Reifferscheid and Wildenburg are two typical castle settlements. The castle ruins of Reifferscheid, with their historic center, dates back to the 11th century with its oldest buildings. The Wildenburg, the only remaining hilltop castle in the district of Euskirchen, dates back to the 12th century and is used as a meeting, recreational and educational center today.
Visitors to the “Grube Wohlfahrt” (visitors’ mine) are transported even further into the earth‘s past and will experience the fascinating world of an old ore mine.
Annually tens of thousands of tourists visit the Ardennes Culture Boulevard which is located 20 km south of Hellenthal, directly on the German-Belgian border. The ArsKRIPPANA, one of the most important nativity scenes exhibitions in Europe, the ArsTECNICA, one of the first digital model railway systems in Europe with over 2,000 m tracks and over 100 trains and ArsFIGURA with original living rooms and grocery store, historical, artistic and mechanical figure collections from imperial times, puts visitors under its spell. Other exhibitions are the ArsArdenn and ARSMineralis.