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Eifel National Park, Gemund
(4.8/5 based on 65+ reviews on the web)
The Eifel National Park is the 14th national park in Germany and the first in North Rhine-Westphalia.GeneralThe aims of the Eifel National Park accord with those set out by the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources, IUCN. These require that at least 75 percent of the national park's area must be left to develop naturally - i.e. must not be given over to human use - within 30 years of the foundation of the park. Aims, mechanisms and executive bodies are laid down in the National Park Regulation (Nationalpark-Verordnung or NP-VO). The relatively young national park lies in the north of the Eifel region between Nideggen in the north, Gemünd in the south and the Belgian border in the southwest. The legal decree by the state that lays the foundation for the park has been in force since 1 January 2004. The area covers about 10700ha, is bordered to the northwest by the Rur Reservoir and includes the neighbouring Urft Reservoir, the former Vogelsang Military Training Area, but not the Nazi Ordensburg Vogelsang itself. The terrain of the former military training area run by the Belgian Armed Forces and used by NATO troops, the Dreiborn Plateau, forms about 3300ha of the entire area and has been open to the public since 1 January 2006.
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Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • very lovely environment, we had good weather (no rain) an sunshine. Marvelous with the colourfull autumn trees. 
  • We are amazed at the Eifel. We were never here. There are great biking and hiking trails that you absolutely have to try. Because we did everything, we will come back determined at some point.
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  • We took the 5 hour guided visit with the rangers via the "Kloster Route" parting from Heimbach Tor and it was excellent. The rangers explained a lot about the fauna and flora and general work being do...  more »
Google
  • Beautiful parc with many different hiking trails. We walked to one of the big dams and took one of the ferries back. Great combination of hiking and sightseeing
  • Scenic, quite, guided tours, ranger tours, friendly staff, cycle tracks, ship tours..best
  • Beautiful part of the world. Just be prepared for the serious amount of walking you'll be doing :)
  • Great day out. Wonderful walks to be had in the area. The cicerone guide book is worth a look to find all the best walks in the Ardennes.
  • Really nice park with lots of hiking trails.