Eifelsteig Stage 08
The 8th stage of the Eifelsteig leads from Mirbach to Hillesheim.
It grows and grows – the Three Mills (Dreimühlen) Waterfall. Thanks to the lime deposits laid down by the River Ahbach, the Three Mills Waterfall grows by around ten centimetres every year. But before hikers can savour the cooling effects of the waterfall, they will see the impressive Church of the Redeemer high above Mirbach. Follow the Eifelsteig Trail to the south here where the charming scenery of the volcanic Eifel starts. The trail is varied and diverse, at times leading through open countryside, at times through forested regions to the south-east. At Leudersdorf, hikers leave North Rhine-Westphalia and finally enter Rhineland-Palatinate where the scenery is diverse and varied through the towns of Kerpen and Hillesheim.
Highlights along the way: Limestone quarries; Detour: "Waterfall Circular Trail" (3.5 km); Chapel of the Redeemer in Mirbach; Kerpen Castle; Niederehe Church & Monastery; Berndorf fortified church; Hillesheim ramparts; Bolsdorf Tälchen recreational area
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