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Eifel National Park

Experience the fascinating process of the newly developing wilderness

Dreams of the wilderness

The interactive exhibition invites you to embark on a journey of discovery

Barrier-free access to nature

There are many offers for people with and without disabilities

Dark Sky Park

When did you last see the Milky Way with your own eyes?

On the trail of nature

Discover the large and small wonders along the paths of the Eifel National Park

Wilderness Trail

Explore the entire Eifel National Park in four days

Experience the National Park

Discover the conservation area with rangers and forest guides

 The entire length of the trail is marked with the stylised wildcat symbol.

The wilderness trail

A walk shaped by the wild cats

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Welcome to the Eifel National Park!

Something is happening in the Eifel National Park that has not happened to this degree anywhere else in North Rhine-Westphalia: expansive forests and open landscapes are returning to the wilderness!

The Eifel National Park, which was founded in 2004 and spans some 110 square kilometres, is still classed as a “National Park in development”. Conservation areas within this category have thirty years to allow at least three quarters of the area to return to nature – it is only then that they fulfil the international National Park criteria. And over half of the area is already operating in line with the National Park motto “Let nature be nature”; in other words, humans are leaving nature to live by its own rules. This allows thousands of endangered animal and plant species to propagate in the special and newly created habitats. Thus, rare animal species like black storks, Eurasian eagle owls and wild cats can find the safe havens vital to their survival in the Eifel National Park. Protecting the natural environment, including these habitats and their inhabitants is the main objective of the Eifel National Park.

Experience the fascinating process of the newly developing wilderness at close quarters! Watch wild animals, roam the natural beech and mixed forests, and enjoy magical panoramic views of the impressive lakelands or the open grassland of the Dreiborn Plateau. Discover the region under your own steam or enjoy a guided tour by one of our expert rangers or forest guides. There is plenty to discover – whatever the season!

Enjoy your experience!    

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Dr. Michael Röös
Director of Eifel National Park Authority
Eifel National Park map

Barrier-free access to nature

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Experiencing the natural treasures of the Eifel National Park should be possible for everyone. Therefore, many of the offers in the National Park are designed to be barrier-free. The following pictograms show for which groups of people the respective offers are certified.

Offers in the region