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Eifelpark Gondorf (ca. 50 km)

More than 50 attractions!
Pirate Island white-water ride, giant summer toboggan run, Captain Jack's Wild Mouse roller coaster, chain carousel, white-water roundabout, pedal boat lake, Eifel Tower, Pony Express, and much more.

Lots of game!
Eifelpark Gondorf is home to more than 200 animals. Experience brown bears, wolves, lynxes, meerkats, deer, fallow deer, wallaby kangaroos, goats (petting zoo), and much more.

IT'S SHOWTIME!
The journey to the Orient with the popular artists FiLu & Mr. Baldo in the Eifelpark Waldtheater.

Dauner Vulkanmuseum (ca. 50 km)

Experiment, touch and try out.
Basic volcanic phenomena are illustrated using examples from the Strohn area.
Small experiments, exhibits hidden in experience walls and walk-through experience rooms offer many amazing effects.
Instructive graphics and large photos of active volcanoes clearly convey scientific contexts.

The Church of the Redeemer in Gerolstein is without doubt one of the places guests should visit during a stay in the fountain town of Gerolstein.

Millions of mosaic stones, which make the interior of the church glow spectacularly depending on the incidence of light, bear witness to the wealth and power of the last German emperor.

On 25 May 1911, the foundation stone of the extraordinary, Protestant Church of the Redeemer was laid, by direct order of Wilhelm II, in the heart of the Catholic Eifel.

After a construction period of almost two years, the Emperor himself, shortly before the end of his reign, inaugurated the costly magnificent building on 15 October 1913.

The Church of the Redeemer is considered a rare art-historical document of the end of the German imperial era and is interpreted as a political monument.

The impressive central building in neo-Romanesque architectural style with its sparkling gold mosaics inspires thousands of church visitors every year and is one of the top sights in the Volcanic Eifel region.

Roman foundation walls from the 2nd century discovered under the castle courtyard testify to a settlement that was already fortified at that time.

Originally, the entire area of the lower castle was a fortification surrounded by moats. Lissingen Castle was never destroyed.

At the time of the Migration Period, the entire castle complex was owned by the Carolingians. They transferred the castle to Prüm Abbey, which was important at the time.

Around 1200, the von Schmeych family came into possession of Lissingen Castle.

In the 12th and 13th centuries, it was expanded into a fortified economic castle.

From the very beginning, the museum has seen itself as the custodian of the great geological and historical heritage of the volcanic Eifel and especially of the famous Devonian fossils from the limestone hollows of the Eifel north-south zone.

For this reason, the motto of the Natural History Museum is "Time Travel on the Eifelsteig", which you can embark on here to learn about everything that has happened in the Eifel over the last 400 million years.

Flight programmes, lectures, film recordings, photo shoots and much more are also possible outside the bird of prey station.

We are a special attraction for company anniversaries, birthdays and celebrations of all kinds. Even wedding rings have been flown in by our eagles.

We adapt our programme to your needs and wishes in an uncomplicated and flexible way.

Hillesheimer Eiskeller (ca. 42 km)

In the 2nd half of the 19th century, the gallery was driven into the red sandstone layers.

This "ice cellar" served as a cold storage room for the Hillesheim breweries. There is a light switch at the entrance so that you can see the full height.

Hillesheimer Krimiland (ca. 39 km)

The old walls in the middle of Hillesheim are all about crime stories.

The Kriminalhaus was opened by its owners Monika and Ralf Kramp in September 2007 and presents everything that makes the crime lover's heart beat faster.

The Eifel Crime Trail connects 11 locations with each other and is divided into two routes.

Experience locations 6 to 11 on Route 2, marked clockwise.
The fan community of the Eifel crime novels continues to grow! In the meantime, the Eifel is Germany's No. 1 crime landscape.

The often intensive and affectionate description of the landscape and places in the crime novels also makes many of the Eifel crime novels a kind of travel guide that arouses curiosity about the land where such gruesome things happen.

Josef Zierden has compiled and described hundreds of locations in his "Eifel crime travel guide" and thus created a standard work for Eifel crime fiction lovers.

The water of the Prüm makes its way through a sea of wildly jumbled boulders.

At high tide, this spectacle takes on almost frightening proportions, and it takes courage and a great deal of skill to dare to cross the Irrel Waterfalls in a white-water kayak, as water sports enthusiasts do every year in autumn.

But the Irrel Waterfalls are above all a natural experience and an ecologically sensitive area that every visitor should take into consideration.

To protect Germany's western border, a protective wall consisting of bunkers, tank traps, trenches and barbed wire was built from 1936 (officially from 1938).

This protective wall extended in the north from the Lower Rhine to below Basel, in the south over a length of 630 kilometres, and was given the name "Westwall" during the construction period.

For this Westwall, 22,000 bunkers and works were planned. Approximately 14,800 bunkers and works were built, including 32 armoured works of construction strength "B" (outer walls up to 2m thick reinforced concrete).

At the German-Luxembourg border, in today's climatic health resort of Irrel, the two armoured factories "Katzenkopf" and "Nimsberg" were built as the northern cornerstone to secure the main connection road between Cologne and Luxembourg.

Losheim Krippana (ca. 21 km)

Heavenly sounds are in the air, twinkling stars shine in the firmament - enjoy the quiet grace of a very special cot exhibition.

With more than 2500 m2 in an awe-inspiring atmosphere, the ArsKrippana is one of the largest and most impressive collections in Europe.

Why not let yourself be enchanted by wonderful nativity art and traditional crafts from over 60 countries - and not just at Christmas time.

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