Set in a dramatic landscape of woods interspersed with water, the Eifel National Park will allow you to experience the fascinating natural diversity of a wilderness at first hand. Over an area of approximately 110 square kilometres (17,000 football pitches), the motto is “Let nature be nature”, as it is in national parks all over the world. Discover the primary forests of tomorrow. Wild cats and black storks live in the National Park and researchers have shown that over 1,600 other endangered species of animals and plants are also at home here.
Enjoy fantastic views over the Rur Lake, Obersee and Urft Lake reservoirs. Put the pressures of everyday life behind you as you hike through romantic stream valleys and impressive beech forests along the Wilderness Trail, for example. In spring you will be welcomed by carpets of glorious yellow wild daffodils. The Dreiborn plateau around Vogelsang is a highlight, and not only when the Common Broom is in full bloom. In autumn, the stag rutting season is an experience not to be missed, and winter is a particularly good time to go looking for animal tracks.