Nature & Culture

In the Land of Castles

Nowhere else in Europe you will experience such a density of castles as in the Eifel. The often well preserved castles, but also the numerous ruins stand for the power relations of the last centuries. During a visit to the castles of Manderscheid, for example, you will learn a lot of interesting facts about the craftsmanship used in the construction of such an enormous fortification and get an idea of castle life in the Middle Ages.

The probably most famous and most impressive castle of the Eifel was decorated with the 500 DM note for a long time. We are talking about Eltz Castle... Once you have taken the leisurely walk to the castle, you will never forget the fantastic view!

Another castle (ruin) gives its name to one of the most legendary race tracks in the world. The Nürburg is located far above the notorious Nordschleife and fascinates visitors of the Nürburgring.

Wine-Growing on the Ahr

Thanks to the special microclimate in the narrow Ahr valley and the heat-storing slate soils, wine growing on the Ahr has a long tradition. The wine village of Mayschoss is home to the oldest winegrowers' cooperative in the world. The Ahr is known for its excellent red wines, especially the Pinot Noir grape produces unmistakable wines. Some time ago the Ahr underwent a decisive change and today the motto is: quality before quantity!

On the tracks of the Romans 

Even the ancient Romans appreciated the advantages and the wealth of raw materials of the beautiful Eifel and so it is no coincidence that the oldest German city Trier is located in the south of the Eifel. In many areas of the Eifel they left their lasting traces and so you can still see many relics from the Roman times. Partly in museums, such as the Roman villas in Ahrweiler. But also at countless places of the hiking trail Eifelsteig you will pass Roman achievements like the aqueduct (northern Eifel), a Roman mine near Kordel or a Roman settlement near Nettersheim.

Former life in the country 

For many centuries, the Eifel was characterised by agriculture and the population lived predominantly in village structures. Even today you can still find old farms and the typical half-timbered houses and barns in the old village centres. In the open-air museum Kommern many old half-timbered houses (not only from the Eifel) have been reconstructed true to the original and so as a visitor you have the great opportunity to learn and experience much more about the country life of earlier centuries.

Maars and Volcanoes

The Landhaus am Aremberg is situated on the edge of the volcanic Eifel. The location offers you the opportunity to learn more about volcanism as well as the geological formation of parts of the low mountain range Eifel. 

If you want to know exactly, you can visit the volcano museum called "Lava-Dome" in Mendig.

Between Daun and Manderscheid you can also be impressed by the Maars, holes blown into the earth by huge explosions and fires. In some of these lakes you can even swim. 

The crater of the no longer active Arensberg volcano at Walsdorf-Zilsdorf near Hillesheim can be entered through a tunnel and is one of the most important volcanic cones in the region.

Jungle in the Eifel

The Eifel National Park, founded in 2004, is a special habitat for countless species of flora and fauna. On guided hikes you can learn everything worth knowing about the existing biodiversity and the sensible protection project from a ranger or follow the wilderness trail through the wild nature on your own.
During a boat tour over the Rursee you can enjoy the pleasant peace and quiet and the panorama.  

In the immediate vicinity of our Landhaus am Aremberg, Wershofen has dedicated itself to the forest and the protection of this habitat. The forest academy of the well-known forester and bestselling author Peter Wohlleben offers you an extensive range of seminars and forest tours for further education in your own interest.

Crime Stronghold Eifel 

The tranquillity of unspoilt nature and the sometimes rugged landscape of the Eifel has captivated many authors. A whole series of crime series take place at different crime scenes in the Eifel. The small, tranquil Eifel town of Hillesheim, for example, has become a crime stronghold. Only 15 minutes away from the Landhaus am Aremberg, you can eat your cake in the Cafe Sherlock, drink a glass of wine in the Krimihotel or visit some crime scenes from the novels of the famous author Jaques Berndorf on the signposted Eifelkrimi-hiking trail.