In the Eifel there is a lot to do, see and experience, there will be something fun for everyone. Outside the daily attractions and places of interest in the Eifel many events are set up. There are many marked trails where you can explore the beautiful landscape of the Eifel by bike or on foot. For motorcyclists, the Eifel is also a popular region to tour around.
There are fun activities in certain seasons. Carnival is exuberantly celebrated, different than in the Netherlands. Hiking trails are popular all year round. In the third weekend of September you will find yourself in the castle in the village Reifferscheid, a few kilometers away, in the middle ages during the knights’ festivals. In winter you can make many sporting trips, such as skiing, cross-country skiing, tobogganing, hiking etc. The Christmas period offers every town or village you a nice Christmas market, also up in the castle in Reifferscheid.
Several castles can be visited nearby. Picturesque towns like Monschau, Blankenheim and Adenau with their half-timbered houses can be reached within half an hour’s drive. You can enjoy old crafts and half-timbered houses there. The famous tourist town Moschau (20 km) has streets where shops, restaurants and terraces are strung together. If you are there, it is certainly worthwhile to visit the glass factory, where you can not only buy the glass, but also see the glass blowing. In Rescheid, a village 8 km away, there is an old lead mine “Grube Wohlfahrt” where guided tours are given daily. The other side, 4 km away located in Hellenthal, just outside the village, a game park where birds of prey-shows are given daily. Especially for children, but also for adults a very nice trip. A beautiful walking park with very beautiful views is the former military area “Vogelsang”. A little further is the Rurlake where you can experience a cruise on the river Rur to the Rurlake and back. But also a walk along the Olef reservoir on the edge of Hellenthal is definitely worth it. A tip for a day trip is the world of experience at the Nürburgring (50 km). Phantasialand in Brüll can also be visited. In bobsledding, people think of winter. But the summer bobsleigh run in the village of Rohren near Monschau is certainly very nice for children. And so there is much more ……..
In Schleiden a 10 minute drive you will find a beautiful public swimming pool with all facilities for children. The bath is located in the middle of a valley surrounded by forests. Hellenthal but certainly Schleiden are larger towns in the area where you can find many shops, restaurants and cafes.