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Radrast auf Eifeler Heuballen, © Archiv Eifel Tourismus GmbH

The Eifel for fam­il­ies


Dis­cov­ery trails and farm hol­i­days

Our tips for fam­ily activ­it­ies in the Eifel: The wild nat­ur­al land­scape of­fers a per­fect set­ting for fam­ily get­aways and days out.

Fam­il­ies with kids will find plenty to en­joy in the Eifel re­gion. At the LVR Open-Air Mu­seum in Kom­mern, for ex­ample, vis­it­ors can get an in­sight in­to how people lived in these parts cen­tur­ies ago. Ger­many?s second-largest open-air mu­seum has re­cre­ations of typ­ic­al build­ings of the Rhine­land on a 95-hec­tare site, in­clud­ing farm­houses, wind-mills and wa­ter-mills, work­shops, a school, a bakery, a dance hall and a chapel. A num­ber of events through­out the year draw large num­bers of vis­it­ors, in­clud­ing the St. Mar­tin?s Day parade, the har­vest fest­iv­al and the his­tor­ic fair.

Plenty of ad­ven­ture also awaits on the dis­cov­ery trail in Net­ter­sheim. This six-kilo­metre-long cir­cu­lar walk leads through the beau­ti­ful Urft val­ley with its un­spoilt flood­plain land­scape and ridges of­fer­ing pan­or­amic views. Activ­it­ies for kids and their par­ents along the way in­clude fossil hunt­ing, listen­ing through the ear-trum­pet and a climb­ing course in the un­der­growth. Since the path has been spe­cially de­signed for young vis­it­ors, it re­ceived a rare ?Löwen­zahn? (dan­deli­on) rat­ing from the As­so­ci­ation of Ger­man Nature Parks and the Ger­man TV pro­gramme of the same name in 2014.

Also in Net­ter­sheim, the ?Naturzen­trum Eifel? nature dis­cov­ery centre of­fers something dif­fer­ent for fam­il­ies with kids every Sunday from April to Oc­to­ber, from a high-ropes climb­ing course to a guided walk with a herb­al­ist to tra­cing the re­mains of long-gone cul­tures. Young­sters can en­joy the ad­ven­ture play­ground with tree­houses, climb­ing towers and swinging ropes every day of the week.

For a longer stay, a great se­lec­tion of farm­house ac­com­mod­a­tion is avail­able in the Eifel. Vis­it­ors should look in par­tic­u­lar for the ?NatUr­laub bei Fre­un­den? (nature hol­i­day with friends) seal of qual­ity. The choice of sleep­ing ar­range­ments takes in everything from a hay­stack to a gen­er­ously sized apart­ment. Many farm­houses also have ex­tras like well­ness fa­cil­it­ies for the par­ents while the kids rol­lick around the farm.

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Mit der Familie auf den Spuren der Römer in der Eifel, © Gemeinde Nettersheim
Urlaub auf dem Bauernhof in der Eifel, © Archiv Eifel Tourismus GmbH
Radtour mit den Kindern in der Eifel, © Archiv Eifel Tourismus GmbH
Die Formel 1 auf dem Nürburgring, © Nürburgring GmbH
Radrast auf Eifeler Heuballen, © Archiv Eifel Tourismus GmbH

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