To actively enjoy nature, a widely developed network of cycle- and footpaths including the EifelSteig and the Rur-Olef-Route, as well as high quality Hiking loops, are available. The impressive dams of the Eifel are easily accessible by bicycle.
On Sundays, between May and October, you can take a tour on an historical rail bus “The Olef Valley Railway” between Kall and Hellenthal, through Gemünd, Schleiden, and even along the half-timbered village square passage in Olef, which is unique in Germany.
Well worth a visit is the former NS-Ordensburg Vogelsang, which was built by the Nati-onal Socialists as a training facility. The points of interest there are the exhibition “NS-Documentation” and Eifel National Park.
Tourist information about the municipality of Schleiden and the northern Eifel, can be found at the National Park Gate Gemünd.
Ideal starting and finishing points for hiking and cycling are the cycle and hike train sta-tions in Gemünd, Olef, or Schleiden.