Verschlungene Wege am Wollmerather Kopp auf dem Maare und Thermen Pfad, © Eifel Tourismus GmbH, D. Ketz

Maars and Thermal Springs Trail


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The starting point for this route is the Ulmener Maar in Ulmen. From here, the path descends into the lush Ueßbach valley. It sets the direction and the speed. It could also be re-named the “valley of the mills”, with the Heckenmühle, Wollmerather Mühle and Demerather Mühle mills along the way. During this hiking tour, there are plenty of views of the Eifel landscape on offer. Sometimes, the trail passes along velvety smooth meadow paths, and sometimes over rocky ascents. From Kennfus onwards, the excitement mounts, with dizzying paths and steep rocks in the deep Ueßbach valley. Then you can enjoy the reward at the Volcanic Eifel thermal baths in Bad Bertrich, with revitalising water for tired limbs! It is the only Glauber salt thermal bath in Germany, with a water temperature of 32 degrees.


Due to its length - around 35 kilometres - this trail is suitable as a 2-day tour. We recommend that you divide the route into the following two sections:


Stage: Ulmen (Postplatz) - Lutzerath | Length: 18.2 km | Walking time: 6 hours
Stage: Lutzerath- Bad Bertrich | Length: 17.0 km | Walking time: 5.5 hours


To create a 4-day tour, combine this route with the Hochkelberg panorama trail.

Marking of the tour:

  • Wegmarkierung Wanderweg Maare und Thermen Pfad
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More information about this route

Start: Ulmen

Destination: Bad Bertrich

Distance: 35.2 km

Duration: 08:30 h

Difficulty: intermediate

Tour-type: Hiking

Ascent: 706 m

Descent: 963 m

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