Eifelsteig Stage 06
The 6th stage of the Eifelsteig leads from the Monastery Steinfeld to Blankenheim.
At the heart of this stage, around Nettersheim, the watchword is "Eyes open!" as there are numerous relics from the Roman period (Roman roads, Roman channel), for you to discover. You've come to the right place in the Eifel Nature Centre in Nettersheim and the medieval Tiergarten water supply tunnel in Blankenheim, if you would also like to immerse yourself into the archaeology, geology, nature and cultural heritage of the Eifel region. Apart from its historical highlights, the tour also includes areas of special scenic beauty: it passes across floodplains (Urft Valley) and wetlands with rare plants and many butterflies, then, by way of a change, through woodland and fields, past a quarry, all the time thrilling hikers with awe-inspiring distant vistas.
Things to see and do: The source of the River Ahr under an old half-timbered house, the Eifel Museum and the castle.
Highlights along the way: Steinfeld Monastery and Basilica; View of the Eifel from the Königsberg; "Grüner Pütz" well chamber (source of the Roman aqueduct); Eifel Nature Centre, with exhibits showing the archaeology, geology, nature and cultural heritage of the Eifel with a sea water aquarium and adjoining cottage garden; Lime kilns in Nettersheim; "Steinrütsch" archaeological site with Roman settlement and fortification on the Cologne / Trier Roman road; Tiergarten Tunnel
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