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Themed tours around the Eifel National Park

Nationalpark Eifel

Themed tours around the Eifel National Park

Hiking Collection by Nationalpark Eifel

5

Tours

18:03 h

39.1 mi

4,975 ft

Hiking on marked circular routes - the themed tours

Five different circular hikes are signposted in the national park. These hikes are described in detail in the themed tour book "Hikes in the Eifel National Park". In addition to the hikes presented here, the book presents five other themed tours, which are not signposted in the national park.

For more information visit nationalpark-eifel.de/en/nationalpark-erleben/auf-eigene-faust/wandern/themen-touren

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    Themen-Tour 1 - Biber, Bäche, Eichenwälder

    Intermediate
    03:29
    7.54 mi
    2.2 mph
    975 ft
    975 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    On this route you mainly hike through the oak forests of the Hetzinger Wald and can experience the dynamism of the typical, larger and smaller Eifel streams. If you pay a little attention to the waysides along the streams, it might well be possible to spot fresh beaver tracks.

    The Hetzinger Forest, through

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  • Intermediate
    03:49
    8.56 mi
    2.2 mph
    900 ft
    725 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    Oaks and beeches take up around 26 and 24 percent of the forest area in the Eifel National Park and are on average 90 years old. On this hike through the Kermeter, however, you can come across 250-year-old specimens. Note that you will also see dead trees as they are part of any intact forest society

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  • Intermediate
    04:12
    9.21 mi
    2.2 mph
    1,050 ft
    1,050 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    On the roofs of many localities in the area such as Monschau and Kalterherberg as well as in the Schleiden and Roetgen area there is one thing in abundance: slate. Along the desert and Püngelbach streams, the associated rock and slate quarries can be found as witnesses of the times.

    

    Hike along the slate

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  • Intermediate
    03:09
    6.36 mi
    2.0 mph
    1,250 ft
    1,225 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    You hike through the Kermeter, a heart of the Eifel National Park.

    

    You walk alternately through mixed deciduous, spruce, oak and beech forests. Halfway through the tour you cross pastures and meadows, and then you continue along the Heimbach reservoir. Here you can take a detour to Hengebach Castle, which

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  • Intermediate
    03:24
    7.45 mi
    2.2 mph
    825 ft
    825 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    A path "... that winds its way downhill in serpentines in spruce and oak forests". This is how part of this tour is described in the theme tour book. The hike thus lives up to its name, which first leads steeply up into the Kermeter and then leads back to the Urft valley.

    

    The circular hiking trail leads

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    5
  • Distance
    39.1 mi
  • Duration
    18:03 h
  • Elevation
    4,975 ft

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