THE SLOGAN OF THE LONG-DISTANCE HIKING TRAIL THROUGH THE EIFEL IS “JUST YOU, THE WATER AND THE ROCKS”.
The Eifelsteig is the long-distance hiking trail through the Eifel. It connects the historic cities of Aachen in North Rhine-Westphalia and Trier in Rhineland Palatinate, and offers so much impressive nature in between.
Taking “Just you, the water and the rocks” as its slogan, the Eifelsteig hiking trail leads into the largest still intact highland moor in Europe, the Hohes Venn, through the only National Park in North Rhine-Westphalia, past relics of the volcanic past of the Eifel in the Volcanic Eifel and on to the unmistakable red sandstone rocks overlooking Trier.
The 313 kilometres are divided into 15 daily stages of between 15 and 28 kilometres in length.
The Eifelsteig passes through changing landscapes, and hikers on the 313 kilometre-long route are repeatedly met with new impressions.
The Eifelsteig accommodation services are the best possible hosts along the way, with their hotels, bed and breakfast accommodation, campsites, youth hostels and holiday flats, with accommodation for just one night guaranteed along with their proximity to the Eifelsteig route. A range of different services is offered, from advice about the tour and packed lunches to baggage transfer to your next place of stay.
The partner routes of the Eifelsteig offer the opportunity of discovering individual landscapes in the Eifel in greater detail. They enable visitors to go on day hikes or multiple day hikes in combination with the Eifelsteig.
The hiking route has been awarded the German hiking seal, which is issued by the German hiking institute, the Deutsches Wanderinstitut e.V. Routes certified by the Deutsches Wanderinstitut e.V. (known as “premium” routes) are checked for 36 criteria, including unequivocally clear marking, natural paths and an itinerary through beautiful scenic landscapes.
For more information on certification, visit the website of the German hiking institute.