national park in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

Eifel National Park[dead link] is in the north Eifel in Western Germany.

Understand edit

History edit

The nature resort opened in 2006. Before that it was a combat training area for British troops.

Landscape edit

A lot of hills and forests. There is also a big dam (Ruhrtalsperre). Villages in the valleys are 300 metres above sea level and the hills rise up to 600 metres.

Flora and fauna edit

Climate edit

There is a lot of snow in the winter.

Get in edit

By bus from Aachen is quite easy. The SB63 from Aachen central bus station takes around 1h20min to get to Einruhr.

Fees and permits edit

You have to pay around €1.50 for every night you sleep in the resort.

Get around edit

There are many hiking/bike trails and there is also a good bus network (they usually come every hour).

See edit

Looking down on the river dam lake from the hills surrounding it is really nice.

Do edit

Walking the nature walking trails. The total length of trails in the park is 85 km.

Buy edit

Honey made in the region.

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Sleep edit

One can stay for less than €30 per person per night in the youth hostels. Camping in the wilderness is prohibited.

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