Municipality of Nettersheim
Nettersheim includes eleven villages that have a long history (early Middle Ages and Roman Ages). Even the Romans knew about the value of beautiful nature and the important position and status regarding the infrastructure and traffic. These qualities are nowadays still important.
The municipality is located in the middle of the rivers Urft and Erft. About 8.000 habitants are living in the municipality, consisting of the villages Bouderath, Buir, Engelgau, Frohngau, Holzmülheim, Marmagen, Nettersheim, Pesch, Roderath, Tondorf and Zingsheim. All these villages are adorned with wonderful steeples and elaborately restored half-timbered houses.
In Nettersheim one will explore the high amount of different plants and wild animals, several places where exploring fossils and other fascinating treasures of the past is possible. Therefore it is very important to protect the nature and history of Nettersheim and keep up the awareness regarding those. Especially for these reasons there was build a center for education in nature and history, the "Naturzentrum Eifel" but also the "Archäologische Landschaftspark".
Additionally Nettersheim offers a great variety of hiking and biking paths, e.g. Eifelsteig, Römerkanal-Wanderweg, different EifelSchleifen & EifelSpuren as well as Erft-Radweg andEifel-Höhen-Route. But not only is hiking and biking possible but there are also even more possibilities for very active and brave guests. The ARBORETUM Nettersheim allows you to explore the high ropes course and an obstacle course.
Nettersheim is known for the diversity of handicraft businesses. One of the villages known as the "Village of Artisans" is Marmagen. But also Zingsheim, with its industrial park, brings new opportunities for business operators and others.
The most important resource is the woods of the municipality. Nearly half of the area is wooded. That was also one of the main reasons for building a center that educates and informs regarding wood. Wood is the most sustainable and renewable raw product. It offers many opportunities for environmental-friendly heating and natural building.
The culture in the municipality consists of over sixty clubs. All of them are involved in several projects with high value for the region. Therefore was Nettersheim nominated for the "Deutscher Nachhaltigkeitspreis" (German Price for Sustainability) in 2017.
Other information regarding the Eifel-municipality of Nettersheim is available at the tourist information center in the Naturzentrum Eifel. That is also a great start and destination area for hiking- and biking trips, precisely because of the nearby train station.