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Vulkaneifel - Mosel - Nürburgring

Fishing: As a guest in Ulmen you have the opportunity to buy cheap weekly fishing permits for maar and pond. The fishing season runs from April to December. There are many species of fish in both waters. You can get the fishing license upon presentation of a valid fishing permit in the town hall of Ulmen. The fishing season runs from April to December. Costs: Jungferweiher day ticket € 6.00, weekly ticket € 20.00, annual ticket € 60.00. Ulmen Maar: day ticket € 10.00, weekly ticket € 25.00, annual ticket € 80.00. For guests of the tourist office: weekly ticket for marshes and ponds € 20.00. Location: Ulmen


Tennis: You can rent a tennis court in Ulmen for a fee of € 7.00 per hour, if no club-internal use is intended. A key for the system is available for you in the fitness studio Rondell for a deposit of € 5.00. The tennis courts may only be entered with sand court tennis shoes. Location: Elm


Daun Sailing and Motorsport Airfield: Don't miss this unique bird's eye view of the beautiful Eifel. Telephone airport: 06592-2976


Covered wagon rides: And if you prefer to stay on the ground, a covered wagon ride is definitely the right thing for you. Covered wagon rides with oldtimer tractor max. 15 people, including admission to the Daun Wildlife Park, duration 2 hours or with a visit and hike (1000 m) through the Barbary Ape enclosure, duration 3 hours. Contact: Henry Blum 06592-985441 Location: Daun


Goat cheese dairy Vulkanhof Gillenfeld: This is one of our favorite excursion tips . Farm tours with tastings for young and old are available every Saturday. Seminars on how cheese is made must be registered early! The farm shop, for example, supplies the famous KaDeWe in Berlin - we find everything here delicious and the operators of the farm explain everything with heart and mind! Vulkanstrasse 29, 54558 Gillenfeld Tel .: 06573 9148


Swimming: If we disregard the numerous mars, in which you can swim excellently in summer, then there is still a long chain of outdoor and indoor pools. By the way, the Ulmener invites you to swim in summer and can be reached on foot from your holiday home. Indoor and adventure pool in Cochem with MiniGolf and sauna (Tel.02671 / 97990) Admission: max: € 9.50; Indoor swimming pools Gunderath, Daun; Kelberg outdoor pool


Chairlift: Experience the Moselle valley at lofty heights from the idyllic Moselle village of Cochem through the picturesque Endert valley up to the Pinner Kreuz at 238m above sea level. From there you can visit the wildlife and amusement park or enjoy a circular walk to Klotten. From there they take the ferry across the Moselle and hike back to Cochem. Tel. 02671/989063


Rolling & Cycling : The network of bike paths is tightly knit. If you want, you can cover around 1000 km under your wheels. All bike paths are well maintained and clearly signposted. There are paved and natural trails, as well as real mountain bike trails. Bicycle maps are available from us on site or you can join a guided tour. By the way, you can also rent well-maintained bikes here. Fun - Bike R. Nöllen Tel: 06592/3883


Day trip to Trier: Germany's oldest city invites you to take a trip back in time. In addition to the many Roman buildings that are still accessible and open to visitors, Trier was also an important city in German / French politics in the Middle Ages. The cathedral testifies to the historical, strategic importance of the Trier electors and the castle at the ancient basilica.

Today, the remains of the Romans can still be found in the ground in every "new house".

Many shops in the still medieval and baroque city center invite you to stroll and stroll. Places of interest: Porta Nigra, amphitheater, imperial baths, Barbara baths, cattle market baths, Constantine basilica, Trier cathedral, Electoral Palace, medieval main market with Steipe, Red House, St. Gangolf Judengasse, Benedictine abbey St. Matthias with apostle grave (, Baroque Paulinuskirche, Moselle cranes from 15th to 18th Century, Trier City Library (medieval manuscripts, Gutenberg Bible)

Museums: Cathedral Museum, Karl Marx House, Rhenish State Museum, Toy Museum, City Museum Simeonstift, Trier Transport Museum


Bad Bertrich: Even the Romans valued the healing power of the Glauber's salt spa in Bad Bertrich for health, fitness and wellness.

The thermal department and the course sports hall are connected to the thermal indoor and outdoor pools

In summer, classical concerts, poetry readings and other cultural events take place in the Electoral Palace.


Thermal bath: Recharge your batteries in the Bad Bertrich thermal bath. You can really relax in the only Glauber's salt spa in Germany. Tel.02674 / 9320


Himmerod Monastery: Bernhard von Clairvaux founded the Cistercian Abbey of Himmerod in 1135. In a few years, the monks made the monastery an important religious and spiritual center of the Eifel. Today, 13 monks live, work and pray here in Himmerod.

Opening times: Working days: 9 a.m. - 11.30 a.m., 2.30 p.m. - 5.30 p.m., 8 p.m. - 8.30 p.m.

Saturday: 9 a.m. - 11.30 a.m., 2.30 p.m. - 4.45 p.m., 8 p.m. - 8.30 p.m. Sunday: 11am - 12pm, 2.30pm - 4.45pm, 8pm - 8.30pm.

Himmerod Abbey, Himmerod 3, 54534 Grosslittgen, Tel .: +49 (0) 6575-9513-12


Maria Laach Abbey: The medieval monastery complex was built between 1093 and 1216. It is located on the west side of the Laacher See near Mendig.

The abbey belongs to the order of the Benedictines and is said to be one of the richest goods of this kind in Germany: Among other things, the Laacher See belongs to it.

60 monks still live, work and pray here.

The abbey is also known for its monastery gardening, where you can buy a wide variety of flowers, shrubs and trees, some of which are rare.

In addition to the nursery, there is also a bell foundry, book and art shop, monastery estate, farm shop, blacksmith, sculpture, carpenter and the Abbot Herwegen Institute for Liturgical Sciences.

Contact: Tel .: 02652 59-0 Benedictine Abbey Maria Laach; D-56653 Maria Laach


Boat trips on the Moselle: Take the ship from Cochem towards Trier and experience the unique valley of the Moselle. Information about the exact times can be found on the homepage of the shipping company The coat of arms of Cochem is suitable for the disabled.


Beilstein: The Sleeping Beauty of the Moselle - as it is so beautifully called.

Old, narrow streets, a castle ruin high above the Moselle, vaulted cellars, in which restaurants and wineries offer the products of the home, entice thousands of tourists to take a trip here every year. Preferably by ship from Cochem!


Wallenborn : Every 56 minutes, a 2 to 3 m high jet of water shoots out of the bubbler for a short time. With its water eruptions, the Brubbel reminds of a geyser. However, in contrast to that of the geysers, the water from the Wallenborn spring is cold: it emerges at a temperature of below 15 ° C.

The reason for this is a gas cushion made of CO2. About 30 meters below the surface of the earth there are two chambers in the rock, so-called gas traps. The rising CO2 gas collects here. As soon as the gas pressure exceeds the hydraulic pressure of the water column, the water is pushed out of the well shaft by the gas. With the eruption, the gas pressure drops again and the imposing water column collapses.



Wine tasting, food & catering


Molitor Winery: Markus Molitor's wines are among our absolute favorite wines. The vinotheque is also chic and modern. An absolute must for all lovers of Riesling! This is how we enjoy Mosel wine!

Contact: Haus Klosterberg, 54470 Wehlen, Tel .: 06532/954000


Wine and sparkling wine hierarchy: The traditional family business offers exclusive wine tasting for groups of 15 people or more . Here, the winery is visited and, in addition to many interesting anecdotes, the wine is tasted. Price per person from 6 €. There is a walk-in wine cellar that is suitable for wheelchair groups and people with walking difficulties. Contact: Stadionstr. 2; 56812 Cochem, Tel .: 02671/222 Registration required!


Weingut Andrae - Goebel: The company is known nationally as an exclusive wine producer. Wine tastings, including meals, are offered. Mr. Andrae would be happy to make an individual offer for our guests. A wine tasting with 5 wines takes about 1.5 hours and costs 6 € per person for 6 or more people. Cellar tours are charged extra. The wine tasting is also suitable for wheelchair users. A toilet can be reached at ground level. Contact: Fährstr. 9; 56814 Ernst / Mosel; Tel .: 02671/7447


Brauers 800 degrees restaurant: Starting with the good home cooking to beef tasting, we can recommend everything in this restaurant. The price-performance ratio is unbeatable, as is the quality!

Contact: Steinborner Str. 5, 54550 Daun, Tel : 06592/2941


Restaurant and catering: The St. Martin catering business ensures that your event, whether with 10 or 300 guests, is a culinary success. You can either eat in the restaurant, rent the ballroom or let yourself be pampered as catering in our holiday home. For school classes and holiday leisure, it is advisable to organize the warm dinner via St. Martin. The restaurant is handicapped accessible.

Contact: Eifel-Maar-Park 11; 56766 elms; Tel .: 02676/910382


Daun Coffee Roaster: The coffee roaster has been roasting very special coffees from all over the world since 2004. You can feel the love of coffee as soon as you enter the small café. Be sure to also enjoy a piece of homemade cake and browse the range. I recommend the honey with coffee. Friendly, sustainable and fair: a great shop.

Contact: Wirichstraße 16A, 54550 Daun ; Tel : 06592 982929



Castles and Palaces


Reichsburg Cochem: the magnificent walls are just one of many beautiful castles in the region. Many historical buildings tell stories from the past. A visit to the Cochem night watchman is a special experience. You can accompany him when he makes his round with the lantern, horn and halberd through the evening old town of Cochem and the castle. Tel: 02671/255 Tours take place daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Manderscheid castles: The Manderscheid castles are worth seeing. Two castles rise from the valley of the small river Lieser. The upper castle is the older of the two castles. It dates back to around 973. For centuries the Oberburg was one of the 7 Kurtrier country castles. In 1673 the French destroyed the fortress. The Niederburg is the younger castle. It was built in the 12th century. It was the home of the Manderscheid family of counts, which was widespread in the Middle Ages across the Eifel. The Niederburg is a weir system on a steep, isolated rock. Guided tours can be booked with Burgwart Dieter, price on request, Tel .: 06572/737


Eltz Castle: wonderfully romantic and embedded in a pristine nature, it looks like a fairytale castle come true, both inviting and majestic. Here you feel transported back to exciting, historical times and immediately feel the spirit of the past. Immerse yourself in the exciting history of this castle and its inhabitants. A mirror of different epochs of occidental cultural history awaits you. Opening times April 1st to November 1st, viewing times daily from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (last entry) every 10-15 minutes (duration approx. 40 minutes)


Pyrmont Castle: In the middle of untouched nature there is something for everyone to discover at Pyrmont Castle. The visit is possible for the disabled (elevator). In addition to the 49m deep sediment well, there is also a dungeon and an armament and torture chamber. Opening times: Wednesday to Sunday and on public holidays - June, July and August from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. May, September and October from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. You are welcome to book the rooms of the castle and restaurants for weddings and events even out of season.


Bürressheim Castle: Bürresheim Castle was never conquered or devastated - in contrast to almost all other castles in the Rhineland. Generations of a noble family who lived here until 1938 brought together a rich range of furniture and pictures. So a unique testimony of Rhenish nobility and living culture has been preserved to this day. The castle forms a picturesque assembly that grew between the 12th and 17th centuries. Opening times: Visits are only possible with a guide April 1st to September 30th: 10 am to 6 pm; October 1 - November 30 and January 1 - March 31: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m .; Closed in December. Last admission: 45 minutes before closing. Castle administration Bürresheim, 56727 Mayen Telephone: (0 26 51) 7 64 40 / Fax: (0 26 51) 90 24 10


Animals and adventure park


Tobogganing: The summer toboggan run in front of the wildlife and adventure park offers an experience for young and old. Adventure seekers can race down the valley on the 800-meter-long cable car, even using a joystick to determine how fast the journey into the valley should go. As soon as you have reached the bottom, a transport system will take you comfortably back up to start a new journey. With this attraction everyone can really step on the gas - whether alone or in a two-man bob! The summer toboggan run is open daily from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. in dry weather, and from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. out of season. Location: Daun


Daun Wildlife Park with ape enclosure and falconry: The Daun Wildlife Park is located in a 200-hectare forest and meadow area through which an eight-kilometer-long car hiking trail leads. This runs through the middle of the magnificent mixed forest of the Vulkaneifel with all its animals that live here (and have absolute right of way).

The Barbary Macaques are the new, lively attraction of the Daun wildlife park. These animals have only been in the park since early November 1998. Your country of origin is Gibraltar.

In a special outdoor enclosure for Barbary macaques, visitors can experience the monkeys live. In the bird of prey station, the falconer introduces the different flight behavior and the special abilities of the individual birds of prey. You can marvel at the following birds of prey in the falconry: veiled owl, eagle owl, steppe eagle, buzzard, vulture, Harris hawk, kestrel, saker falcon, Lanner falcon, Lugger falcon, peregrine falcon, common raven. Wheelchair only because the park is accessible by car! Location: Daun


Eifelpark Gondorf: Breathtaking natural spectacles, funny shows and exciting adventures await you on over 750,000 square meters in the Eifelpark. Experience bears, lynxes and ibex, marmots and other wild animals in the large wildlife park.

Contact: Weiß-Str. 12, 54647 Gondorf, 06565 9566-0


Wildlife and leisure park Klotten: Enjoy an eventful day in the great outdoors, fun and relaxation for the whole family. A wide range of great attractions and surprises awaits visitors. The roller coaster in particular makes a visit to the park an unforgettable experience. Opening times: The park is open from 9:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. The ticket office is open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 56818 Klotten; Tel .: 02671/605440




Slate Museum: The German slate mine is a unique visitor mine in Germany. Deep below the venerable Genoveva castle in Mayen is a tunnel system that miners created as air raid shelters for the population in World War II. Today the tunnel offers a fascinating backdrop, in which the history of slate mining in the Eifel and especially in the Mayen area is vividly illustrated from its beginnings around 2,000 years ago to the present day. A lively mix of entertainment and information is offered here. All of the visitor's senses should be addressed. Touching and trying it out is expressly encouraged! Opening times: Open all year round Tuesday to Sunday and on public holidays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., closed on Mondays. Outside the opening times for groups by appointment ( ) Entrance to the castle. The castle is not wheelchair accessible. Tel: Tel. 02651/498508


Mousetrap Museum: The facility supported by the local community is reminiscent of the tradition of mouse trap production that existed in the previous century until the post-war period. Experience the story of its origins, from the mouse trap to the wire goods industry. The museum presents the various production phases of the wire goods industry in Neroth and shows the entire period of commercial development from the 1830s to the 1970s. In the hardships of the previous century, the poorest part of the population took the initiative and made the mouse traps at home. Traveling dealers from the town then ensured the sale of the "Nerother Wirhtwaren" in the winter half year. improve.

Contact: Mühlenweg. Postcode location: 54570 Neroth. Tel .: 06591/5822 Opening times: Wednesdays: 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. Fridays: 3 p.m. - 5 p.m.


Heimatmuseum: In two rooms you can see fully furnished rooms, from the kitchen to the bedroom. A variety of objects, consisting of furnishings, handicraft and agricultural equipment can be admired in the museum! Location: Alflen


Vulkanhaus: Experience the exciting and fiery past of the volcanoes and especially that of the Wartgesberg volcano chain in Strohn. In the Strohn volcano house, complex senses such as hearing, seeing, smelling and feeling make complex connections "understandable". Here you can admire a geological monument, the "lava column wall", which is unique in Central Europe.

Contact: Kastanienweg 12, 54558 Strohn, 06573 953720 Location: Strohn


Historic mustard mill: You will experience the almost 200 year old mustard mill under the expert guidance of mustard miller Wolfgang Steffens. You will learn how this special gourmet mustard is made according to traditional and own recipes. Try this delicacy for free. Location: Cochem

Contact: Stadionstr. 1; 56812 Cochem; Tel .: 02671/607665


Eifler bell foundry: The manufacture of a bell has hardly changed since ancient times. In numerous steps, the bell rib - a beech board, on which the bell caster calculates the profile of the later bell and records a shape made of clay, horse manure and cattle hair - is created. You can watch the bell founders and molders at work.

Individual visitors: Monday to Saturday at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 12 p.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m. and 4 p.m.

In the period from 1.11. until 1.4. there is a tour at 3 p.m.

Groups by appointment


Maarmuseum Manderscheid: The Maare, unique archives for bygone times, show you their transparent side in the Maarmuseum Manderscheid. Spectacular simulations show interesting, geological relationships from new perspectives.

You will learn that our earth is subject to constant change, both materially and temporally and spatially. Opening hours:

From March 2nd - start of the season

Tuesday - Saturday 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday and public holidays 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Monday closed


Lava Dome: Earthquakes and volcanic eruptions show that the earth is in a constant state of change. Continents are shifting, mountains are forming and disappearing, volcanoes are erupting, creating new lands or destroying them. Volcanoes are one of the geological phenomena that humans can sense with their senses.

On a 700 square meter exhibition you will find a unique museum of volcanism. Mendig offers three attractions on its "Museum Island": lava dome, museum layout and lava cellar. The tours can be freely combined with one another.

daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. except Mondays

Mondays are also open in the Rhineland-Palatinate and North Rhine-Westphalian holiday seasons.


Elms and the Ulmen Maar


The Maare of the Eifel originated in a period of 600,000 to 10,000 years of our era, with the Ulmen Maar being the youngest.

Contrary to previous assumptions, the volcanoes have by no means gone out. Recent research has shown that the earth is still working, as evidenced by the hustle and bustle in Wallenborn or escaping gases at Laacher See.

Local divers report that these gases can also be seen in the Ulmen Maar at a depth of 4-5 meters. At first it was thought that because of one or the other place that swimmers frequented, the heat increased towards the bottom, but the opposite is the case. Without a neopore suit, it is impossible for divers to "go" deeper than three meters.

At a depth of 37 m, the church tower of the parish would sink exactly in the Maar. The shape of the lake is more elliptical than round, but you can clearly see the "crater basin" on the opposite forest. A few years ago, the Eifel Association created a nature trail through this forest, where the individual plants and trees and the ecological balance of forest and water are clearly explained on blackboards. Many circular trails invite you to stroll and the high proportion of dead wood gives this forest a rustic character.

While most of the mars, the tuff wall has worn away or disappeared, you can find it in Ulmen in Cochemer Strasse under the cemetery - a very nice example of deposits of Devonian rock.

Incidentally, the Maare are often incorrectly called "crater lakes". The groundwater of a crater lake has collected on the volcanic cone, this cone has been removed from a maar and the water collects in the depression. Did you know?

The Ulmen Maar has another special feature: it is the only body of water without a natural inlet and outlet. The two existing inlets were dug artificially in the 19th century.

The castle ruins, whose walls once reached the shore, are certainly unique. The water is drinking water that supplies up to 70 localities in the area. The water quality is one of the best in Germany!

The volcanic origin of the Ulmener Maares is known, less that of the Jungferweiher, which is separated from the Maar by the motorway.

Only a few years ago, geological drilling confirmed the existence of a second volcano and determined the age. The Jungferweiher volcano is 118,000 years old and much larger than the Maar, because its tuff deposits could be demonstrated up to the Höchstberg. One speaks here of a silted maar that dried up centuries ago and of which only swampy meadows remained.

Until 1942, the area was cow pastures, as can be seen from many photographs.


Today the pond is a paradise for ornithologists and anglers, because in the bird sanctuary on the northern edge you could watch wild geese, pelicans and a flock of flamingos, from the common gray and great egret to mallards and great crested grebes, while the Petri disciples indulge in their hobby and already were able to land one or the other giant pike.


Fishing is also allowed in the Maar. Have you ever considered going on a fishing vacation? The calm, the peace and the beautiful nature have attracted our guests for over thirty years.


Our guests receive discounted fishing permits for both waters in the tourist information.


As already mentioned, this is only a small selection of leisure activities. You can explore the diversity of the Vulkaneifel and Moselle region on the countless hiking trails, or you can enjoy the warm summer air on an evening cruise. A city tour to Koblenz to the Deutsches Eck or to the Porta Nigra to Trier is always worthwhile. If you still feel like a little exercise, you can let off steam while playing golf or mini golf. Alternatively, you can use the mountains. Not only is excellent wine grown here, you can climb the mountains. A true bouldering paradise can be found in Kottenheim, for example.



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