The Eifel in the western part of Germany and in the heart of Europe is a region that inspires a spirit of discovery.
This upland region between Aachen, Cologne, Koblenz and Trier is rich in diversity.
The scenery in the south varies from the wild, rocky landscape of the Ferschweiler plateau and the valleys of the Sûre, Enz, Prüm, Nims and Kyll rivers, to the Bitburg region with its orchards and the densely wooded plateaus of the wild Islek region where Germany meets Belgium and Luxembourg.
The Volcanic Eifel is dotted with more mineral springs and volcanoes than anywhere else in Germany. Until about 10,000 years ago the volcanoes in the Vulkaneifel European Geopark were still active.
The Eifel National Park, the only national park in North Rhine-Westphalia, lies to the north. With its gnarled beech and oak woods, secluded ravines and turbulent streams it is a marvellously scenic place to explore.