More and more people are drawn to fresh air in their free time to recover from the stress of everyday life. The Eifel on the edge of the Rhine/Ruhr region offers the ideal routes for all levels of difficulty, but also for every time window.
On the optimally signposted long-distance hiking trails such as the Eifelsteig and the Ahrsteig, hikers' hearts beat faster for a week or two. Most hikers walk these routes on day trips and thus gain an impression of the diversity of the Eifel landscape.
Not only for red wine fans we can recommend the red wine hiking trail near Dernau. This is considered one of the most beautiful hiking routes in Germany. You can also stop for a bite to eat in one of the wine taverns.
The Eifel is an El Dorado for cyclists of all kinds. No matter if you prefer a leisurely ride on one of the numerous cycle paths or cross-country by mountain bike through forest and mud. Racing cyclists train their fitness on one of the many climbs in the area or test their fitness at the mountain time trial in the neighbouring village of Fuchshofen.
The Nürburgring also offers a wide range of activities for all interests around biking with its Rad Arena.
For children the Eifel is a big playground. Here the little ones can and do let off steam. On beautiful summer days you can go swimming in the nearby Freilinger Lake or splash around in the Ahr. Bad weather can be bridged wonderfully in the Eifelbad Bad Münstereifel, where the big adventure slide is great fun! The whole family will have a great day in the Eifelpark Gondorf, a successful mixture of amusement park and game reserve. Only 10 minutes by car from the Landhaus am Aremberg is a small idyll. In the Eifalia butterfly garden young and old will get their money's worth, an unexpected highlight!
You think that the Eifel and a shopping spree do not go together? Then hurry to the City Outlet in Bad Münstereifel! Stroll along the romantic pedestrian zone through the historic town centre of Bad Münstereifel and discover one or the other bargain in over 50 fashion & lifestyle shops. If you run out of breath while shopping, you can refresh yourself in one of the numerous cafés or restaurants. One thing is clear: shopping here is still fun!
The Nürburgring and its legendary Nordschleife is cult and myth at the same time! Even people without petrol in their blood are fascinated by the Ring. F1 driver Sir Jackie Stewart unceremoniously christened the 20.83-kilometre-long track of the Nordschleife "Green Hell" and even today you still have the opportunity to "enjoy" the constant ups and downs with your own car during the tourist drives. Those who like it even faster, simply get into the Ring-Taxi including a professional driver.
On beautiful days a large number of spectators gather along the track and cheer on the big and small racing drivers, rubber smell is guaranteed!
In the Ring°Werk, the motorsport experience museum, you get very close to the myth of the Nürburgring..
... to the beautiful Ahr. The Ahr river has often been sung about and of course not only groups of men feel at home in the narrow Ahr valley with its steep slopes and its extremely pleasant microclimate. Anyone who has ever strolled along the red wine hiking trail between the vines, enjoyed the fantastic views of the Ahr valley and tasted the juice of life in one of the cosy ostrich taverns will definitely come back.
In no case you should miss a visit to a wine cellar. At the Mayschoss winegrowers' cooperative you will learn a lot of interesting facts about the winegrowing in the Ahr valley during an entertaining guided tour and gain an insight into the heart of the delicious Pinot Noir.