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The Eifel Region

Tour the Wildlife Road (Wildstrasse), over 100 miles passing through wildlife parks, of volcanic and crater lakes in conservation area and to the wildlife parks. Or go skiing in the ”Hohe Acht” and ”Schwarzer Mann” regions.
  Volcanoes Explore some of the Eifel's 200+ dormant volcanoes, such as Lake Ferien. Start in the town of Daun, where the Vulkanmusuem has models of volcanoes, 3D maps and interactive exhibits showing eruptions, crater formations, etc.
    Take a ride on the Vulkan Express – A narrow gauge steam engine train that takes you across a Roman aquaduct and into the heart of the Eifel. Click here for more info about the Vulkan Express.
    Go camping at the 20 campsites in the Eifel. Germans are big campers and this is one of their favorite places for pitching tents and lacing up hiking boots. Camping areas often means finding great picnic, hiking, boating, and horseback riding facilities as well.
    Eifel Hills – Head for the Eifel hills, a stunning area of deep woods and dark carter lakes. Start your tour of the area at the Tourism Office in Blankenheim's town hall.
  The town of Blankenheim sits in the middle of the German-Belgian Nature Park. One of the most astonishing things here is the source of the Ahr river – underneath a medieval half-timber building! It's like something out of a fairy tale... You can tour this modest source of a river that feeds 40 wineries in the valley.
      Take a hike on some of the 400 km of footpaths meandering through forests and meadows.
      Go swimming in a crater lake. This is a favorite area among Germans for camping, hiking, boating, and horseback riding.
    PrumWhile in the German-Belgian Nature Park, stop in the town of Prum. The Tourism Office on Hahnplatz will give you information about touring the Benedictine Abbey where you'll find the tomb of Emperor Lothar I, grandson of Charlemagne, the History and Nature museums, touring the Mine Tunnel in Bleialf, climbing around the ruins of the Schonecken castle and, in winter, skiing at Schwarzer Mann.
    Hohe AchtHike one mile up to the Kaiser-Wilhelm-Tower, built to commemorate the wedding of Wilhelm. The hike rewards you with one of the most beautiful views of the Eifel you'll see.
    Explore the Gerolstein area, with its Geo-Park (miles and miles of trails) and a new Nature Museum. Located in a pretty 18th century building, it has a nice collection of local fossils, some 300 million years old.
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