The flooding on 14th and 15th of July 2021 destroyed several villages and towns in the county Euskirchen. The cleanup efforts are in progress in the concerned areas, as well as the reconstruction of the infrastructure. Therefore, obstructions and restrictions are to be expected.
Schleiden is called the capital of the Eifel National Park. About 50% of its area is located within the protected landscape. Sixteen smaller towns and villages are located around the so-called Schleidener Tal do belong to the municipality. One of them is the Kneipp-Spa town Gemünd.
The impressive castle and the late gothic church in Schleiden are some of the historic sights of the town. The idyllic Kneipp health resort Gemünd is located where Urft and Olef flow into each other. With its Kneipp facilities Gemünd invites you to linger, to listen to a concert (Sundays May - September), or to play mini golf or discgolf. For those interested in art, we recommend a visit to the Eifel Art-Forum and the art-gallery “Eifel Art” in Gemünd, or a walk along the Art-Mile in Schleiden.
The tourist information center Gemünd is the starting point for a voyage of discovery through the Eifel National Park. It is located near the Marienplatz. There, one will get all the needed information regarding the whole area and special tips for your stay in the North Eifel.
Temporarily unavailable due to flooding: From May to October, a historic rail bus, the Oleftalbahn, runs on Sundays on the route between Kall and Hellenthal via Gemünd, Schleiden and through the half-timbered village of Olef with the village square crossing, which is unique in Germany.
The former Nazi Ordensburg Vogelsang, which was built by the National Socialists as a training site for executives, is worth a visit. New attractions in Vogelsang IP are the two exhibitions "Bestimmung: Herrenmensch" and "Wildnis(t)räume".