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Woods, wilderness, water, outstretched forests, dark blue lakes, and wide dams. These are all some characteristics of the 110 square kilometres area; the mountains of Eifel. It is a gorgeous place well your senses shall be awakened. And what better way to explore Eifel than staying in a nature house and never having to leave this beautiful environment during your holiday. Staying in one our chalets will guarantee you an unique experience!
Our chalets are situated in an attractive and quiet area, all surrounded by nature. There's enough privacy, but you'll be able to also participate in the camping life. You can park your car near the chalets. The chalet encompasses a front room with good furniture, a TV and a dinning area. The kitchen is fully equipped, contains a fridge and a burner stove. Enjoy the lovely weather on the terrace and if you get hungry, just light the ‘Skottelbraai’ and build a tasty outdoor dinner.
Discover Eifel national park
The Eifel National Park is located 65km south-west of Cologne. In an area of 110km, various natural landscapes and impressions await you: three dammed lakes(Stauseen), romantic valleys of mountain streams, and forests on the slopes of mountains. At one of the three tourist service points in the national park(the entrance to the national park in Simmerath-Rurberg, Schleiden-Gemünd and at the Heimbach train station), there are fascinating thematic exhibitions dedicated to the nature of the park. The town of Monschau is also surrounded by a national park, with its historical center and more than 300 houses protected as monuments. The curving alleys behind the medieval half-timbered facades are full of galleries and boutiques, quiet restaurants, charming cafes and hearty canteens serving national and international cuisine.
Above the city on the mountain is the Monschau Fortress, one of the most impressive Rhine fortresses. Those for whom the road is too steep can easily climb the city rail to the observation deck in front of the Eselsturm tower. An extensive network of walking paths links the old town of Monschau and its districts with the national park. The territory of the Eifel Park is composed of gentle hills and low-lying plains, in which forests and pastures prevail. There are also many reservoirs in the park. The main value of the park is the Atlantic beech forests on the hills of medium height, which grow on acidic soils.
Many people know the name of the mountain "Volcanic Eiffel", it was received for a reason. The reason for this was the fact that powerful gas explosions often occur on the earth's surface of the park. But there is nothing to be afraid of, the Eiffel volcanoes went out 10,000 years ago. Another unique natural phenomenon worthy of attention among others in the Eifel Park is the multiple formations in the earth's crust of the maars, i.e. crater lakes, their other name is the "Blue Eyes" of the Eiffel. Many volcano craters here are filled with water, and this is how the local lake Laakher See was formed, which, by the way, is very popular among water sports enthusiasts. And one more feature of the local landscape - the Eiffel lake plain has the largest dam system in Europe.
In the Eifel National Park, a huge number of species of animals and plants have been found in the Red Data Book. For example, some 1,300 beetles were found in the forests of the Eifel mountain range. The rarest representatives of the local fauna include the forest cat, black stork and wall lizard that have preserved their populations here. Also, considerable attention in the park is paid to the population of beavers, rare species of bats, and the population of the blue kingfisher.
The park welcomes a particularly large concentration of tourists during the winter season, when ski lovers flock to the town of Bad Münstereifel in the Effelsberg district. It is here that the world's largest radio telescope is located, which allows observing celestial bodies at a distance of 12-15 billion light years. Therefore, the city is filled not only with athletes, but also with scientists. Other major projects include the Vianden pumping and storage power plant and the famous Nürburgring race track.
Countless things to do
Perfect for nature lovers, the Eifel lies within the mountainous landscape with rare, tropical trees and wildlife. Stretching across 300,000-square metres, it's an awe-inspiring forest lake and a mini village with buildings and a restaurant with a terrace. Bring your camera to capture the magical moments and unique sights of gorgeous, natural animal enclosures. Get captivated as you watch animals during a nature-replicate game park, make animal friends within the collection and take a ride on the zoo’s panoramic coach. Take enjoyment of seeing kangaroos, tigers, antelopes, black bears, leopards, lions, ostriches, storks, beavers, crowned cranes, Bactrian camels and plenty of more species!
You can take a walk around Rursee(Germany’s second largest reservoir) or take a ship trip across the lake at reasonable prices. On a bright sunny day, enjoy a stunning cruise on the lake and therefore the scenic forestry coming all the way down to the lakefront.
Whether you're hiking alone to unwind as you absorb nature within the company of a forest guide, along with your groupe of friends or your darling, trekking across the various fascinating hiking trails in Eifel Park may be a highly enjoyable experience. Have a nice time hiking across the flat landscape within the north near Aachen, to the Hohe Venn meadows and also the vineyard sprinkled Ahr Valley. The Eifelsteig hiking trail covers around 313 kilometres of pristine scenery, on an enormous section of all-natural routes. Let nature take your breath away as you journey through The park, volcanic rocks, limestone and southern Eifel.
What kind of weather can you expect?
Germany has a temperate maritime climate along with other western regions of Europe. The general western circulation of the atmosphere is expressed, with the cold polar air, penetrating to the south, pressed against the surface, and warm air moving north and drawn into humid basins. Because the waters of the North Atlantic are warmer than land in winter, warm air spreads across Europe, providing temperatures well above the average for these latitudes. Low temperatures are observed when an anticyclone spreads over Europe, bringing masses of cold air from Siberia. In such situations, temperatures in the North German Plain can drop to –12°C. In general, in winter temperatures decrease to the east: the average January isotherm of 0°C runs along the Lubeck - Bonn line.
In summer, the situation is the opposite. Summer temperatures in the North German Plain rise to the east and southeast. The average July temperature is 18.5°C. Average annual precipitation in the North German Plain reaches a maximum of about 750mm on the North Sea coast and gradually decreases towards the east. In general, maximum precipitation occurs in summer, although the northwestern coastal regions receive most of the precipitation in winter in mild weather.