Hikers Paradies North Eifel

Hills, valleys, forests as far as the eye can see. Only a stone’s throw away from your couch. Your flat-screens. Your daily routine. What are you waiting for? The North Eifel is wonderful hiking countryside – and that in the springtime, summer, autumn and winter. 

Eifelsteig and partner trails

The 313km long premium hiking trail- awarded as the “most beautiful German hiking trail”-, runs from Aachen to Trier. There are four stages in the North Eifel and lead through the National Park with its dams, past Vogelsang IP, to the Steinfeld Monastery, to the Roman relics in Nettersheim and Blankenheim and through impressive juniper slopes in Lamperstal. Attractive circular and one way hiking trails are also available in combination with the four partner trails Rur- Olef Route, Moated- Castle Route, Eifel Water Source Path and the Eifel Herbal Path. Further Information

Roman Canal Hiking Trail

The 116 km long hiking trail from Nettersheim to Cologne leads past the former Roman Eifel Waterway in seven stages. Along the route from the Eifel into the Rhineland, hikers have an intensive insight of the highly technological constructions at the various relics. It is easy to exit from and join various points by rail, which runs parallel to the trail. Further Information


The around 100km long AhrSteig is impressive through its richness in natural monuments and cultural treasures.  Along the individual AhrSteig stages are idyllic forest trails and peaceful meadow paths, gentle high plains and in contrast narrow rocky paths. The peaceful wine villages are a “must” to stop at for refreshments after a day’s hiking. Further Information

Jacobs Pilgrim Route

The distance from Euskirchen to Santiago de Compostela is about 2000 km. This didn’t deter medieval pilgrims. Tracing their journey the Jacob’s Pilgrim Route leads through the North Eifel from Weilerswist via Euskirchen, Bad Münstereifel, Nettersheim, Blankenheim and Kronenburg in the direction of Trier. 

Hiking with children

Children want to discover something and have fun at the same time. This is made possible for example on the “Milk Trail” near Kall, the “Moor Trail” in Dahlem, and the “Dandelion Adventure Trail” in Nettersheim or the “Wilderness Trail” in the Eifel National Park. 


Hiking with backpack and tent in untouched nature is a very special experience in the North Eifel. At remote natural campsites trekkers are allowed to pitch their tents and feel nature with all your senses. All sights can only be reached on foot. All the necessary equipment, food and drink must be brought with you. 

Cycle and Hike North Eifel railway stations

19 ideal starting points to hike or cycle from in the North Eifel are the especially well-equipped cycle and hike stations, fitted out for cyclists and hikers. Tourist information, small services and a direct start to various cycle and hiking trails are available there.