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  1. Eifel Tourismus planned a hike.

    April 27, 2021

    08:04
    17.1 mi
    2.1 mph
    2,275 ft
    2,275 ft
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    1. Eifel Tourismus

      Volcanoes, maars, craters: this extensive circuit shows you the beauty of the Eifel with all kinds of sights along the way. In addition to volcanic traces, you can admire medieval castles and fantastic views along the way. Since the route is very long at a good 27 kilometers, you can split the route into two days. For example, Meerfeld and Bettenfeld are suitable as a stage destination.You leave Manderscheid to the north through the valley of the Lieser. Then you climb up the ridge, hike over and reach the picturesque valley of the Kleine Kyll on the other side. After about five kilometers you cross the river and climb up to the edge of the Meerfelder Maar. The view over the maar and the Mosenberg volcanoes is breathtaking. It gets even better from the Landesblick observation tower, which you can climb here. Then you bypass the maar to the left and pass the towns of Meerfeld and Bettenfeld.Then you come to the picturesque Windsborn crater lake, which is ideal for a relaxing break. Shortly afterwards you will hike over the Mosenberg, at the foot of which you can visit the interesting volcano adventure park. Along the Horngraben you descend into the impressive Wolfsschlucht with its basalt columns. Here you cross the Kleine Kyll again and hike over the ridge to follow the idyllic Lieser valley back to Manderscheid, where you can enjoy the view of the Manderscheid castles at the crowning end of the hike.

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      • May 4, 2021

  2. Eifel Tourismus planned a hike.

    April 27, 2021

    05:28
    10.1 mi
    1.8 mph
    1,025 ft
    1,025 ft
    1. Eifel Tourismus

      This wonderful tour through the Vulkaneifel takes you to the plateaus near Pantenburg and Laufeld. The way back leads through the picturesque valley of the Lieser with many fantastic viewpoints. And the hike begins with a highlight: On the way out of Manderscheid you have a magnificent view of the Upper and Lower Castle.You dive into the forest and descend into the valley. Pass the castle pond, cross the Lieser and then climb the plateau. Here you first stay on the edge of the slope in the forest and then hike through Pantenburg and over open fields. You cross a wooded depression and find your way over narrow roads past Laufeld back into the forest.There you will be welcomed by the idyllic Fahlbach, which takes you along its cozy bank down to the Lieser. On beautiful paths you wind your way back through the valley to Manderscheid. On the way you will come across wooden huts again and again, which invite you to take relaxing breaks with a wonderful view and thus form the perfect end to your hike.

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      • May 4, 2021

  3. Eifel Tourismus planned a hike.

    April 27, 2021

    04:45
    10.5 mi
    2.2 mph
    1,100 ft
    1,100 ft
    1. Eifel Tourismus

      You always have the water in view on this tour through the Eifel National Park. Trees, mountains and the wide sky are reflected on the lake surface. With these beautiful views you can completely immerse yourself in nature. From Einruhr you hike along the Obersee and the Urft, the banks of which nestle against the wooded slopes while they wind their way through the landscape in many bends.In Einruhr you choose the path that goes counter-clockwise along the Obersee. After the first few kilometers you can admire your starting point from the other side of the water. You always stay close to the shore until you reach the north side via Paulushofdamm. Now it goes directly along the Urft, whose turns you are to follow to the imposing dam wall. Here you have the opportunity to make the rest of the tour leisurely and board a ship that will take you back to Einruhr.The path on the southern bank remains picturesque and leads you through dense deciduous forests with a view of the water. Only on the last third of the route do you move away from the lake and collect a few more meters in altitude to get over the green slopes back to Einruhr.

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      • May 4, 2021

  4. Eifel Tourismus planned a hike.

    April 27, 2021

    05:05
    11.1 mi
    2.2 mph
    1,350 ft
    1,050 ft
    1. Eifel Tourismus

      As the name suggests, this hike takes you through the wonderful landscape of the Eifel to two historic castles. The best way to get there is by train, because it connects two stations; it begins in Hellenthal and ends at Blankenheim (Wald) train station.From Hellenthal you climb straight to the first ridge and enjoy the view. The following descent takes you down to Reifferscheid, which welcomes you with a medieval castle. Take a little time here, look around and climb the keep for a fantastic panorama in all directions.Then you cross the next hill and find yourself on the other side immediately in front of the gates of the Wildenburg. Here, too, there is a lot to discover between the old walls and half-timbered houses, as well as a castle tavern with a beautiful terrace. It continues uphill through the Manscheider Bachtal and then downhill along the Wisselbach to the destination at the train station. If you climb the next slope to the associated place, you can visit another castle.Do you want to do a multi-day tour? Then this route can be easily combined with the Eifelsteig (komoot.de/collection/1069750) or the Rur-Olef route (komoot.de/tour/356279342).

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      • May 4, 2021

  5. Eifel Tourismus planned a hike.

    April 27, 2021

    07:18
    16.3 mi
    2.2 mph
    1,625 ft
    1,625 ft
    1. Eifel Tourismus

      This hike shows you what traces volcanism has left in the Eifel and tells you exciting things about the geology of the region. It goes up and down, because the seething history of the earth has left volcanic mountains and maar craters here. This extended day tour through the wonderful nature of the Eifel is pure relaxation.You start in Schalkenmehren, which is located directly on a maar and thus gets you in the right mood for the topic of the hike. After the first few meters you have a wide view over the valley. Behind Mehren, the longest ascent of the day is on the program: It goes to the Steineberger Ley, which is crowned by a lookout tower.The terrain remains hilly and after a beautiful section through the Geisert juniper heath, it goes uphill again towards Ellscheid. Next you will pass the idyllic Mürmes nature reserve, a moor with a volcanic history. Over a last hill you finally reach your starting point again.

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      • May 4, 2021

  6. Eifel Tourismus planned a hike.

    April 27, 2021

    16:47
    36.5 mi
    2.2 mph
    4,500 ft
    4,500 ft
    1. Eifel Tourismus

      This route, which you can easily divide into three days, shows you the full splendor of the Eifel. It leads you from the beautiful Kneipp health resort Gemünd along the Olef past Schleiden to Hellenthal. The second half of the route takes you to the Eifel National Park, where wonderful nature, a historical memorial and great views await you. We suggest Hellenthal and Einruhr as milestones. Then you have enough time every day for the sights along the way.From Gemünd you hike south, where you sometimes hike on the ridge with great views and sometimes in the valley. In Schleiden, it is worth taking a detour to the castle with the church and the villages of Olef, Oberhausen and Blumenthal are also worth seeing. Behind Hellenthal you can visit a game reserve with an impressive bird of prey station.Then you dive into the Eifel National Park. On beautiful paths that wind through dense forests, you cross the protected area to Einruhr. From here you first hike above the Rursee and then along the banks of the Urftsee. Over the Dreiborn plateau you finally get to the former NS-Ordensburg Vogelsang, where you can visit a documentation center on the history of the site and an information point about the national park. The last few kilometers lead you back to Gemünd over hilly terrain with beautiful views.

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      • May 4, 2021

  7. Eifel Tourismus planned a hike.

    April 27, 2021

    06:21
    14.1 mi
    2.2 mph
    1,275 ft
    1,300 ft
    1. Eifel Tourismus

      This wonderful tour starts in the half-timbered town of Monschau and takes you through the picturesque Rur Valley to the Reichenstein Monastery. On the way back you will pass the beautiful Perlenbachtalsperre. Magnificent views over the Eifel are the icing on the cake.Getting out of Monschau is not that easy, because one building worth seeing chases the next on the left and right. You can also take an extensive tour through the alleys after your hike. On the outskirts, there is an immediate ascent to Ehrensteinley, which is immediately rewarded with a great view over the woods.Then the route is more lovely and leads you through the valley of the Rur, where you can admire the Reichenstein monastery with its wonderful water lily pond. Then you cross the river and climb uphill again on the other side of the valley. Here it goes through slightly hilly terrain to the Perlenbachtalsperre, which is framed by wooded slopes in the next valley.Behind the dam wall you hike on the slopes high above the Perlenbach back to Monschau. Shortly before the final descent, the Eifel-Blick Kierberg gives you a fantastic view over the city, where you can end your hike with a stroll through the beautiful alleys.

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      • May 4, 2021

  8. Eifel Tourismus planned a hike.

    April 27, 2021

    1. Eifel Tourismus

      The landscape near Gerolstein is known for its impressive dolomite rocks. On this hike you will take a close look at the regional geology and discover an imposing cave. For this it is worthwhile to pack a flashlight or headlamp. The route is garnished with wonderful views over the Eifel.From Gerolstein - the path leads directly past the train station - you hike partly steeply up to the Munterley plateau. About halfway up you can take a breather on a lookout rock and enjoy the view over the city. At the very top you will finally pass the Buchenloch cave, in whose rock hall people sought protection as early as the Stone Age.Now the route runs on a leisurely path over the plateau. At the foot of the Kasselburger Hahn you will pass the Geoacker, where you can find out more about the rocks on site on information boards. Then you can make a detour to Kasselburg, which you can see from the way. Above the slopes that fall steeply down into the valley of the Kyll, you will finally find your way back to Gerolstein.

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      • May 4, 2021

  9. Eifel Tourismus planned a hike.

    April 27, 2021

    09:38
    21.4 mi
    2.2 mph
    2,150 ft
    2,150 ft
    1. Eifel Tourismus

      With just under 35 kilometers, this hike through deep forests and picturesque valleys is ideal for a weekend excursion. You can simply divide the route into two wonderful day tours with enough time for the wonderful landscape. On the way you can, for example, spend the night in Zemmer, which you can reach after 18 kilometers, i.e. just under half of the total distance.From the starting point in Dreis you hike between trees up to the plateau and then down into the valley to Heckenmünster. During the next ascent you will come to the Victoria spring and shortly afterwards you will pass the sulfur spring. The water that comes out of the earth here was once used by the Romans for bathing. A little further on you will reach the highest point of the route on the Kellerberg. It is marked by an observation tower, which gives you a fantastic all-round view.Then it goes down to Naurath and then on to Zemmer without a big difference in altitude. Here you are at the turning point of the route and make your way back to the northeast. Beautiful forest paths lead you to Greverath. Then the idyllic valley of the Gladbach brings you to the northernmost point of the route. There you go for the last part of the way on a high path that shows you the way back to Dreis high above the river Salm.

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      • May 4, 2021

  10. Eifel Tourismus planned a hike.

    April 27, 2021

    03:57
    8.73 mi
    2.2 mph
    950 ft
    975 ft
    1. Eifel Tourismus

      Mountain and valley, up and down, forest and meadows: This hike takes you from Hasborn into the valley of the Sammetbach, then over a ridge to the Alfbach and back again. Beautiful forest paths alternate between the watercourses and steep slopes with comfortable paths over wide meadows.The route starts in the northeast of Hasborn, where there is a parking lot. After the first kilometer you have reached the Sammetbach. On wonderful paths through the secluded forest, you walk parallel to the course of the water. Shortly before you cross the stream, you will pass the Sauerbrunnen. With a ladle you can try the spring water, which is reddish in color due to its iron content and tastes a bit sour from the carbon dioxide.Then you get to the plateau via a short ascent. Again and again you come across comfortable wooden benches with beautiful views. Shortly before Oberscheidweiler there are several boards in the forest with sheet music from the Oberscheidweiler men's choir. Anyone who can read music is cordially invited to sing a song in the forest.After Oberscheidweil it goes downhill into the valley of the Alfbach. The Oberscheidweiler mill, which today houses an inn, stands on the bank. Now you follow the meanders of the stream until you climb back up to the plateau further south. Through the village of Niederscheidweiler you will find your way back to the Sammetbach, from which it is not far to the starting point.

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      • May 4, 2021

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