Stop, linger and enjoy: the view from the rest bench at the Hohenzollernturm is truly breathtaking.
The grasses and leaves sway gently in the wind. The sun touches the rich green with a light golden tone, the maars provide luminously blue contrasts. You are enthroned high above the treetops of the Volcanic Eifel and let the panorama work its magic on you. You dream and suddenly feel quite calm and clear – a distant view from above definitely helps with some problems.
We have put together for you the loveliest, most romantic and most spectacular viewing points in GesundLand Vulkaneifel. From nowhere else can you get such a view of the unique landscape of the Volcanic Eifel. So dare to make the ascent. You will be rewarded with a natural scene that you will long dream of.
This viewing point close by the Meerfelder Maar is unique: from the rim of the crater you have a picturesque view of the Mosenberg, Meerfeld and, of course, the maar itself. From here the choice of walks is simply endless – or you can just stay by the shore and enjoy the peace and quiet.
Here history becomes an adventure! No wonder there is a number of walking trails that lead to it. Because not only is the view of Manderscheid and the Eifel unique but also during the castle festival the ruin comes to life. Jugglers set the mood, knights battle for fame and honour, and damsels dance up and down the steps.
The climb is not an easy one, but it is worth it. The Dronketurm is one of the high points at the edge of the Eifelsteig. This tower on the Mäuseberg offers a breathtaking panoramic view and invites one to linger and dream. Lie down on one of the comfortable loungers and enjoy the magic of the moment. Here you can draw renewed energy for the rest of the walk and your everyday routine.
Stop, stay and enjoy: the view from the forest sofa at the Hohenzollernturm is truly fascinating. You let your gaze wander over the landscape around Bad Bertrich, listen to the twittering of the birds and the gentle rustling of the leaves. The viewing point can be reached by the Kurschattensteig – and this seven-kilometre-long route abounds with wonderful panoramic views like this. You walk along narrow, almost Alpine paths and so arrive at the loveliest viewing points around the health resort. As well as the Hohenzollernturm you also pass by the Bismarckturm, Kuckuckslay, the panoramic view and the Mooshütte.
The HeimatSpur Kurschattensteig takes you to the tower.
When the heathland is blooming in August and September, a trip to this viewing point is a feast for the eyes. Make yourself comfortable on the forest sofa, enjoy the late-summer warmth and let your gaze wander over the heathland landscape. The rich colours have a calming effect. The Eifelblick Achterhöhe lies on the Achterhöhe Adventure Trail.
This walk for trained adventure seekers takes you through the Mürmes nature reserve and across a many-thousand-years-old lava field. It leads over fully-constructed roadways and real adventure trails for experienced walkers. Halt at the Schalkenmehrener maar, and abandon yourself to your dreams as you gaze at the deep-blue water. A little further up enjoy the view from the volcano information platform on the Steineberger Ley. The 26-kilometre-long walk will linger long in your memory, because it is counted amongst the walks that afford the loveliest views across the Eifel. On the way you are also given information about the special geology relating to the volcanoes.
!! The volcano information platform is being repaired, so it is currently not accessible !!
The Achterhöhe adventure trail not only offers wonderful distant views of the Eifel’s unique landscape but is also exciting for children. Coloured charts show youngsters how to identify an ants´ nest, learn where badgers live or discover heathland.
The platform on the Achterhöhe is the high point of the walk. Standing high above the Siebenbachtal the landscape can be properly enjoyed. Woodland benches placed right beside the platform offer a comfortable rest.