Wanderweg Burgenroute: Burg Reifferscheid, © Eifel Tourismus GmbH, D. Ketz
  • Distance: 17.5 km
  • Duration: 5:30 h
  • Difficulty: medium



Three castles - Burg Blankenheim, the Wildenburg and the castle town of Reifferscheid - 
as well as the old Tiergartentunnel water supply tunnel and inspiring Eifel landscape, are the elixir of the Burgenroute, or castle route. 
The starting point of the tour is Hellenthal at the foot of the Olef dam, with a game enclosure and bird of prey centre. 
The tour ends in historic Blankenheim with its castle, the Tiergartentunnel and the source of the river Ahr. 
Together with the Eifelsteig and the Rur-Olef route, the tour can be extended into an exciting, multiple day route via Olef and Nettersheim. 
This is just the right tour for nature enthusiasts, leisurely walkers and discoverers!

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Along the route

Hellenthal bird of prey station & wildlife open-air enclosure

Raubvogel in der Greifvogelstation Hellenthal, © Johannes Höhn

High above the Oleftal dam, you’ll find the Hellenthal bird of prey station & wildlife open-air enclosure. Numerous local wildlife species appear at all times of year in their natural surroundings and beauty.

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Burg Blankenheim

Burg Blankenheim Innenhof, © Eifel Tourismus GmbH, Dominik Ketz
The imposing castle dominates the image of Blankenheim. Finds indicate that a Roman fort previously stood here. Details ansehen

Gästehaus Im Tal 18


Our guesthouse is quietly situated below the historic castle complex. Hiking and cycling paths lead directly past the house. All rooms are equipped with solid beech furniture, wooden floor, satellite colour TV and radio alarm clock. Family room available (two double rooms with connecting door). Double rooms can be booked as single rooms. Multi-bed rooms available on request.

* We have hiking maps of the municipality of Hellenthal and the Eifel National Park available for hikers.

* As a qualified National Park host, I am happy to answer your questions about the Eifel National Park.

* For the more adventurous, there is advice for tours in the nearer or further surroundings.

* Fresh fruit and water are available all day in our tea kitchen, where you can also prepare coffee, tea or a cappuccino.

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More information about this route

Start: Hellenthal

Destination: Blankenheim

Distance: 17.5 km

Duration: 5:30 h

Difficulty: medium

Ascent: 400 m

Descent: 305 m

Eifel Tourismus GmbH

Kalvarienbergstraße 1
54595 Prüm
Phone: +49 6551 96560

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