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The third section will take you 22.4 kilometres from Schleiden-Gemünd to Heimbach

Along the trail you can enjoy

  • The National Park Gate in Gemünd (start)
  • the impressive beech and oak forests of the Kermeter hills
  • local cuisine at the "Kermeterschänke" hotel restaurant (a National Park host)
  • a visit to the only Trappist monastery for monks in Germany, where you can also take a break for refreshments
  • the impressive "Wiegelskammer" natural forest reserve
  • the National Park Gate at Heimbach station (end)

Tips for a lazy day off in Heimbach

(Tips for Schleiden-Gemünd are to be found under Section 2):

  • Visit the National Park Gate at Heimbach station, with its free exhibition on the secrets of the beech forest and walk-in audio exhibit.
  • Visit Hengebach castle in Heimbach.
  • Do a kayak or canoe trip from Heimbach to Hürtgenwald-Zerkall on the River Rur (available from 15th July to 28th February).
  • Visit the Jugendstil power station; the tunnels of this power station still transport the water from the Urft Lake to Heimbach.

Eifel National Park hosts for hikers in Heimbach and surroundings:

  • Pension "Haus Diefenbach", Heimbach-Hasenfeld
  • Hotel-Restaurant "Kermeterschänke", Schleiden-Wolfgarten (ca. 8 km)