The Eifel-Camp is situated in the middle of the fascinating nature of the Eifel. Forests, meadows, broom heaths, quiet creek valleys, lakes, maars, and volcanoes characterize the landscape. Many rare plants and wild animals can be observed here.
But also from a geological point of view, the Eifel is very diverse: there are many interesting stones, minerals, and fossils to be found. Discover the millions of years old history of the Eifel!
The Freilinger See is a bathing lake surrounded by nature, only a few steps away from the Eifel-Camp. With excellent water quality, it attracts numerous visitors in summer, but also provides anglers with remote, quiet areas. Holders of a fishing license can catch perch, pike, and roach. Fishing permits are available at the reception in the Eifel-Camp.
Right in front of its entrance, the Eifel-Camp has two valleys worth seeing:
In the unique juniper nature reserve Lampertstal, which can be reached on foot from the Eifel-Camp, orchids, kitchen bells, gentians and autumn crocuses bloom from spring to autumn.
You can discover the romantic Ahr valley by bike, on foot or by car and be fascinated by the beauty this famous landscape has to offer.
Eifel National Park
The Eifel National Park lies a good 30 km northwest of the Eifel-Camp and is characterized by its majestic forests, mysterious gorges, and wild creeks.
In this landscape of forest and water, visitors can expect breathtaking views of the Urft and Rur lakes. More than 230 endangered plant and animal species find their vital retreats here.
Explore the national park on your own or let us guide you. On request, the National Park Forestry Office also organizes exclusive group tours for young and old.
Large parts of the Eifel are characterized by volcanism. Southeast of the Eifel-Camp, a landscape begins in which volcanic activity can still be observed in some places today.
The famous Maars, especially the circular Pulvermaar, are former explosion craters at ground level, partly filled with water. Alternating with tall cinder volcanoes, they form a unique landscape, and some maars are even popular bathing lakes.
About an hour’s drive southeast of the Eifel-Camp you will find two worthwhile volcanic destinations. In the Lava Dome in Mendig, volcanism and the rocks and minerals to be found in the Eifel are explained vividly for all age groups. In Andernach, the world’s highest cold-water geyser, at 60 meters, still gives a glimpse of the forces of nature underground.
Extensive information (incl. opening times and entrance fees) to these and other volcanic destinations in the Eifel can be found on the following websites: