Promenade Closure
Permanent closure of the towpath and promenade path along the Rhine below the Pfaffendorf bridge from the wine village to the castle steps.
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Discover the Eifel

The diverse and beautiful region Eifel must belong in the listing of Germany's most beautiful regions. The ancient volcanic landscape enriches our present life with fantastic views, hiking trails, cycling routes and natural phenomena. Discover maars, castles, volcanic lakes and the world's only cold-water geyser-all just a stone's throw from Koblenz.

Sights in the Eifel
Geyser Andernach
Volcanic park, maars, slate rock... these are all proofs that this corner of Germany is of volcanic origin. This becomes especially impressive when visiting the world's only cold-water geyser in Andernach. The geyser is located on the island of Namedyer Werth and can therefore only be reached by boat. About every two hours, the column of water shoots up to 60 meters high into the sky and amazes visitors. What exactly is behind it, you can learn in the associated Geysir Center.
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Geysir Andernach hinterbeleuchtet von der Sonne mit beobachtenden Menschen im Vordergrund © GmbH, Klaus-Peter Kappes
Maria Laach
Lake Laach
Laacher See has been voted the favorite lake in Rhineland-Palatinate several times. The popular lake is located in the middle of the volcanic Eifel, but it is neither a maar nor a crater lake, but a water-filled caldera. It is hard to imagine that a volcano was still active here more than 10,000 years ago. Nowadays, the lake with its surrounding landscapes belongs to the Maria Laach Abbey and invites you to linger with its idyllic setting.
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Castles in the Eifel

Fairytale castles and palaces are not only to be found on the Moselle, but also in the Eifel. In the immediate vicinity of Koblenz, for example, there are two very well preserved structures that you can still visit today: Genoveva Castle in Mayen and Bürresheim Castle behind Mayen. So both can be visited in one day!

Genovevaburg Mayen
This building has an eventful history behind it. Built in 1280, the castle has already been shot at several times in wars and partially destroyed, looted and demolished for the extraction of building materials. But just as often it was rebuilt and so we see our Eifel Tower again as part of the Genovevaburg in Mayen. Every summer, the Mayen Castle Festival takes place in the castle courtyard. Here plays like "Beauty and the Beast" or "Carmen" are staged in a magical atmosphere.
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Bürresheim Castle
An Eifel castle like in a fairy tale. Actually, it is a whole group of castles that belongs together here. Over the centuries, the changing needs of the nobility grew into a beautiful castle complex that has been continuously inhabited since the Middle Ages. The interior of the castle is almost unchanged and so you can really immerse yourself in the life of the Rhenish nobility from the 15th to the 20th century.
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Eltz castle
If this sight looks somehow familiar to you, you are not mistaken. The pearl of the Mosel idyll, Eltz Castle, adorned the back of the 500-mark bill between 1961 and 1995. And a stamp was also issued at the end of the 1970s. This is hardly surprising, because Eltz Castle is so enchantingly situated in the natural surroundings of the Eifel that you can't help but be amazed.
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Die Burg Eltz von vorne umgeben vom grünen Wald ©Rheinland-Pfaltz Tourismus GmbH, Dominik Ketz
Discover Germany's most beautiful regions by bus & train
Germany's most beautiful regions are closer than you think! Discover the city on the Rhine, Moselle and Lahn easily by public transport. It has never been easier to explore the most beautiful places in the region, because you can get everywhere with the Germany map. Be surprised by the diversity of the region and the endless possibilities to recharge your batteries.
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Frau steht vor Schloss Stolzenfels und blickt auf einer Broschüre ©Ryne & Denise Cook
Holiday in the Eifel

A vacation in the Eifel is worthwhile in any case. There are countless activities for the whole family - hiking trails, cycling routes, volcano museums and much more. Hikers are in particularly good hands on the countless excellent hiking trails through the volcanic landscape of the Eifel.

Hiking in the Eifel
Dream Trail: Eifel Tower
"Those who want to get to their destination can travel by stagecoach. But if you want to travel properly, you should walk." What Rousseau already knew, we also gratefully accept today. The hiking trails in our region are true dream trails and rightly bear their name. In the Eifel, they not only lead past maars from long-gone volcanic times, but also through blooming rapeseed fields and picturesque villages.
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Hiking in the Eifel
Dream Trails
There are more dream trails and dream paths in the Eifel. Each hiking trail invites you for adventurous and/or relaxed hiking. Discover caves, gorges, volcanic lakes, maars and much more on the hiking trails in the Eifel!
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Freundesgruppe steht am Zaun und lacht während eine auf etwas in der Entfernung zeigt ©Koblenz-Touristik GmbH, Philip Bruederle
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