The eleven villages belonging to the municipality of Nettersheim look back on centu-ries of history. Even the Romans knew how to appreciate the picturesque nature as well as the accessibility of the northern Eifel. Qualities that are appealing to this day.
The municipality of Nettersheim is located in the hilly landscapes of the northern Eifel, between the river Urft and the river Erft in the German-Belgian National Park, Hohes Venn-Eifel. Today, approximately 8000 people live in these 11 villages; Bouderath, Buir, Engelgau, Frohngau, Holzmülheim, Marmagen, Nettersheim, Pesch, Roderath, Tondorf, and Zingsheim. All villages look as far back in history as to the Middle Ages or even to Roman times. Historical town centres, with tall church towers, beautifully resto-red half-timbered houses, and quarry stone farmsteads invite to linger.
Discover the history and nature of Nettersheim in a unique way, an abundance of plants and animals, many fossil-rich geological fields, and a high density of archaeo-logical monuments, especially from the Roman period are waiting for you to discover. The protection of nature and environment through awareness-raising measures for young and old have been of importance to the community for a long time. The Eifel Nature Center is a forum for a nature and historical experience, environmental educa-tion with a life like exhibition, and it offers a wide range of events. History comes alive in the Archeological Landscape Park and the Documentation Center of the Roman Road Adventure Region.
Activity loving visitors will enjoy the large network of hiking- and cycling paths and va-rious discovery routes. Popular trails, like Eifelsteig, Römerkanal-Wanderweg, Erft-Radweg and Eifel-Höhen-Route offer great nature and cultural enjoyment.
If you want a challenge, we suggest visiting the ARBORETUM tree top highrope park and the obstacle course.
You will find numerous handicraft businesses in these towns, especially in Marmagen which is known as the “Town of Trades”, but also in the industrial park of Zingsheim which is open to new developments.
Almost half the area of the municipal district is wooded, giving inspiration for the deve-lopment of the “Advanced Wood Processing Centre”. The centre provides information and gives advice about the sustainable, re-growing of the raw wood material for produ-cing environmentally friendly heating, and for the use as a natural building material.
Das kulturelle Leben der Gemeinde prägen über 60 Vereine, die mit viel Engagement zahlreiche Projekte zum Wohle aller verwirklichen und viele Angebote für ein aktives Miteinander schaffen.
More than 60 local clubs and federations shape the cultural lives of the residents with its numerous projects and opportunities for an active lifestyle in the community.
In recognition of the special commitment of the Eifel municipality Nettersheim, the German sustainability prize was awarded in 2017.
Tourist information about the Eifel municipality of Nettersheim and the northern Eifel, can be found at the Eifel Nature Centre.
Ideal starting and finishing points for hiking and biking is the “Rad- und Wanderbahnhof Nettersheim”.