Holiday Resort in the Eifel Hills
Between the ancient Roman towns of Cologne, Aachen and Trier lies Blankenheim, nestling in the German-Belgian nature park in the heart of the Eifel Hills. The Eifel which is one of the most beautiful parts of the German "Mittelgebirge" or Hercynian range, with its deep blue maars or crater lakes and its extensive wooded slopes, is steadily improving its already excellent reputation as a holiday area.
In the centre of Blankenheim under a beautiful old halftimbered building is the source of the river Ahr.
Four babbling brooks no wider than your arm flow together here to form a river which, like very few others in Germany, is associated from source to confluence with wine and the joys of life.
True recovery from the strains and stresses of everyday life often comes at a time when certain activities also begin to evolve during the loveliest weeks of the year.
In this respect Blankenheim and its surroundings have a great deal to offer:
More than 400 km of footpaths lead through truly endless forests and meadows. Indeed many of them are regarded as a kind of "secret tip" for those, who, with their friends, can be entirely on their own - if they so wish.
Wherever you go, children are always welcome. Especially youngsters from the towns will find no end of things at which to gaze in wonder. After all, many of the children who come to Blankenheim will be getting their first really close-up view of live horses and cows, deer and birds of prey.
Swimming in open-air pools, surfing on the Freilinger Lake or riding along numerous riding paths and tennis on one of the courts specially provided for visitors: something for everybody.
Golden yellow gorse vies with the deep green of the woods and the azure skies: nature from its most beautiful side.
On a summer's day the shore of the Freilinger Lake is an inviting place for a picnic. And there's also a real eldorado for camping enthusiasts: the prize-winning camping site.
For further information and details of accommodation apply to:
Verkehrsbüro (Tourist Office)
Tel: 0 1049/2449/87222