Southern Eifel Nature Park
Everything takes time. Sometimes millions of years. A lot has to happen for a seabed to become a natural wonder. Gigantic mountains have to work their way up through floods before ice and wind gnaw away at them. Continental plates have to push against each other, crusts of the Earth have to wedge into each other.... No nonsense spectacle. Because only there, where the history of the earth does capers, extraordinary landscapes are created. The South Eifel Nature Park is one of these. If you want to visit the Southern Eifel Nature Park, you should take plenty of time: Time to relax, time for sporting activities, time for culinary experiences, time to marvel at the unique nature.
Mysterious rocky landscapes, picturesque river valleys, extensive forests, cosy Eifel villages and legendary witnesses of days long gone make a visit to the Southern Eifel Nature Park a very special experience. It is a large-scale protected area (432 km² area), which is particularly suitable for an intensive nature experience because of its scenic diversity and the associated richness of species of the flora and fauna native here. The Southern Eifel Nature Park was founded in 1958 and is thus the oldest nature park in Rhineland-Palatinate and the second oldest in Germany. Together with the Our Nature Park, it forms the first transnational nature park in Europe: the German-Luxembourg Nature Park.
In the historically grown landscape of the Southern Eifel Nature Park, numerous animal and plant species that have become rare find the necessary space to live. Gentle agriculture and forestry and targeted maintenance measures are the prerequisite for preserving the characteristic landscapes in their diversity of habitats.