Enjoy a landscape millions of years in the making within Germany’s Eifel National Park. Rivers and volcanoes have formed breath-taking hills and valleys, whilst amazing rock formations await explorers on the moorlands. With crater lakes, floral heathland and much more to explore, it’s a truly stunning natural attraction.
The National Park itself was formed in 2004 with an intention to return the landscape back over to nature. It’s still in development, with approximately half of its nearly 50 square miles of landscape being reclaimed by nature, but there’s plenty of incredible flora and fauna to admire. Spot rare owls, wild cats, deer, lizards, bats and much more. What’s more, it offers fun for everyone, with observation stations and guided trails designed to be completely accessible, such as the barrier-free ‘Wild Way’ trail.
The history of its inhabited past is a real pleasure to explore too, with disused railway lines offering amazing cycle routes and Middle Age towns and Roman settlements providing a stunning setting and some brilliant subjects for your Instagram accounts. Take boat and carriage rides, explore the majestic castles that stand tall over the hills and enjoy lots more incredible man-made attractions too. Find plenty of family fun at dinosaur parks, adventure lands and tree top activity centres.
The tranquillity and enchanting scenery of Eifel National Park makes it perfect for a romantic retreat too, and everyone will enjoy the fantastic food and drink amongst the many eateries dotted throughout. The famed Bitburger Brewery is based in southern Eifel and provides a perfect day out for older holidaymakers.
Landal Wirfttal provides the perfect base for your Eifel adventure. Located in the scenic heart of the region, you have easy access to its many charms, as well as finding many within the park. There’s a recreation lake, pedal boats, basketball, sports arena, fishing, bike rental and all kinds of other activities to enjoy. If you’d rather sit, relax and rest then you will be equally spoiled for choice with a sauna, swimming and whirlpool to help you ease off and unwind.