The eleven villages belonging to the municipality of Nettersheim look back on centuries of history. Even the Romans knew how to appreciate the picturesque nature and the accessibility of the northern Eifel.
The municipality of Nettersheim is located in the hilly landscapes of the northern Eifel. It can be found 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 centers, with tall church towers, beautifully restored half-timbered houses, and quarry stone farmsteads invite to linger.
Discover the history and nature of Nettersheim uniquely, an abundance of plants and animals, many fossil-rich geological fields, and a high density of archaeological monuments, especially from the Roman period are waiting for you to discover.
The protection of nature and the 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 education 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 various 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. It is a tree-top high-rope park and an 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 that is open to new developments.
Almost half the area of the municipal district is wooded. The "Naturzentrum" provides information and advises about the sustainable, re-growing of the raw wood material for producing environmentally friendly heating and for the use as a natural building material.
In recognition of the special commitment of the Eifel municipality Nettersheim, the German sustainability prize was awarded in 2017.
The tourist information center is located in the Naturzentrum.
Ideal starting and finishing points for hiking and biking is the “Rad- und Wanderbahnhof Nettersheim”.