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The second section leads from Simmerath-Einruhr to Schleiden-Gemünd

On the second section of the hike you will cover 20.5 kilometres from Simmerath-Einruhr to Schleiden-Gemünd:

  • The National Park Information Point and hikers' refuge in Einruhr (start).
  • Here, narrow paths along the steep slopes around the Obersee reservoir exude a natural tranquillity.
  • Enjoy the view from the Urft dam, once Europe’s largest.
  • Visit the deserted village of Wollseifen.
  • Visit the former Nazi training centre, Vogelsang. It is possible to take a tour here with certified guides who will give you an insight into Vogelsang’s military past.
  • You can admire a beautiful view over the Urft and Gemünd from the Kickley viewing point.
  • From the Eifel viewing point "Modenhübel" there is a panoramic view over the Kermeter hills.
  • The National Park Gate in Gemünd (end).

Tips for a lazy day off in Schleiden-Gemünd

(Tips for Simmerath-Einruhr are to be found under Section 1):

  • Visit the free exhibition at the National Park Gate in Gemünd on "Gnarled oaks, brightly coloured woodpeckers and the thrilling history and tales of the forest".
  • Take a refreshing dip in the "Rosenfreibad" open-air swimming pool.
  • The art gallery displays the works of artists from the Eifel region.

Eifel National Park hosts for hikers in Gemünd and surroundings

  • Café-Restaurant „Zum alten Rathaus“, Gemünd
  • Hotel-Restaurant „Haus Salzberg“, Gemünd
  • Holiday flats „Salzberg“, Gemünd
  • Hotel-Restaurant „Kermeterschänke“, Schleiden-Wolfgarten (ca. 3 km)
  • holiday flats "Eifel zu Pferd", Schleiden-Wintzen (ca. 5 km)
  • Guest house "Im Tal 18", Hellenthal-Reiferscheid (ca. 12 km)