Eifelsteig Stage 10
The stage 10 of the Eifelsteig leads from Gerolstein to Daun.
The stage of the Eifelsteig Trail from Gerolstein to Daun offers charming scenery, punctuated with thrilling history and exciting local history. The route takes you at times through an almost mystical backdrop of deciduous and mixed forest with ancient tree populations, at other times over open countryside across high plateaus, volcanic hills and valleys. In the City of Fountains, the trail first passes the ruins of the medieval castle of Löwenburg, which was destroyed in 1691 during the Palatinate war of succession and never rebuilt. Today the 11-metre high shield wall and the remains of homes remind visitors of the town's former importance as a seat of power. The "climb" up the highest hill in the Gerolstein region, the Dietzenley at just under 618 metres, rewards the determined with wide panoramic views into the Kyll Valley and across to the volcanic Eifel. If you take a short detour into the small Eifel village of Neroth, you'll have the opportunity to visit the Mousetrap Museum, the only one of its kind in Germany. You'll find a full-scale replica of a workshop with different workstations for the production of wire products and traps, as were typical for home-working in Neroth. The trail takes in the challenging climb up to Nerother Kopf, past the Mühlensteinhöhle cave and the ruins of Freudenkoppe Castle, and continues through the middle of the volcanic Eifel, past Neunkirchen Mill to the market town of Daun.
Highlights along the way: Löwenburg Castle; Dietzenley; Büsch Chapel in the Gerolstein Forest; Nerother Kopf; Mousetrap Museum in Neroth; Xynthia Bridge with magnificent views; Daun Volcanic Eifel Museum; Ballooning - Eifel Ballooning;
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