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Hiking with park rangers or forest guides

Here you will find all guided hikes conducted in German. These are free of charge and there is no need to sign up in advance.

They are usually led by rangers of the Eifel National Park. These are employees of the Eifel National Park Administration and trained, registered nature and landscape conservationists or protection area supervisors. They are the best people to deal with any questions you may have on the spot. They will be happy to pass on their knowledge, not to mention any number of anecdotes. But be careful, as the park rangers are also there to ensure that visitors observe the rules. In emergencies they can provide First Aid. They also maintain the paths and signs and tend selected habitats.

Some of the tours, the National Park rendezvous, are led by forest guides. These are volunteer helpers who have trained as registered nature and landscape guides. As they regularly take part in National Park training courses, they are also extremely knowledgeable about the area.

Below you will find the guided hikes:

The park rangers do their best to allow you to experience nature via different senses, using examples you can feel, hear and smell, so that all ranger tours and rendezvous will for example also appeal to blind and partially sighted visitors. As the tours do however sometimes go through rough terrain, we recommend that blind participants are accompanied. The hard of hearing can book mobile amplifiers before their hike.

 

Wahlerscheid ranger rendezvous (on Tuesdays)

Geeignet für: Menschen mit Hörbehinderung, blinde Menschen, sehbehinderte Menschen, Senioren, Familien

When? 2 p.m. every Tuesday

Where? Wahlerscheid car park

What's it like? Easy hike, approx. three hours, mainly flat.

Who can go? Also suitable for senior citizens, the visually impaired and blind (with an accompanying person), children and pushchairs. The hard of hearing can book mobile amplifiers in advance.

 

Ranger rendezvous at Mariawald Abbey (on Wednesdays)

Geeignet für: Menschen mit Hörbehinderung, blinde Menschen, sehbehinderte Menschen, Senioren, Familien

When? 2 p.m. every Wednesday.

Where? Mariawald Abbey car park

What's it like? Approx. three hours, medium difficulty. 

Who can go? Also suitable for senior citizens, the visually impaired and blind (with an accompanying person), children and pushchairs. The hard of hearing can book mobile amplifiers in advance.

 

Erkensruhr ranger rendezvous (on Fridays)

Geeignet für: Menschen mit Hörbehinderung, blinde Menschen, sehbehinderte Menschen, Familien

When? 11 a.m. every Friday.

Where? Erkensruhr playground

What's it like? Three to four-hour hike with climbs, to be considered moderate to difficult.

Who can go? Also suitable for senior citizens, the visually impaired and blind (with an accompanying person), children and pushchairs. The hard of hearing can book mobile amplifiers in advance.

 

Gemünd ranger rendezvous (on Saturdays)

Geeignet für: Menschen mit Hörbehinderung, blinde Menschen, sehbehinderte Menschen, Familien

When? 11 a.m. every Saturday.

Where? National Park Gate Gemünd

What's it like? Because of the climbs involved, this approx. three-hour tour is considered moderately difficult to difficult.

Who can go? Also suitable for senior citizens, the visually impaired and blind (with an accompanying person). The hard of hearing can book mobile amplifiers in advance. Not suitable for very young children or children's pushchairs.

 

Rurberg ranger rendezvous (on Saturdays)

Geeignet für: Menschen mit Hörbehinderung, blinde Menschen, sehbehinderte Menschen, Familien

When? 11 a.m. every Saturday.

Where? National Park Gate Rurberg   

What's it like? Because of some narrow and steep paths, this hike should be considered moderately difficult to difficult. From April to October, hikers can shorten it by returning (subject to a charge) with the Rur Lake shipping company.

Who can go? Also suitable for senior citizens, the visually impaired and blind (with an accompanying person) and children. The hard of hearing can book mobile amplifiers in advance. Not suitable for pushchairs.

 

"Monastery route" ranger tour (on Fridays)

Geeignet für: Menschen mit Hörbehinderung, blinde Menschen, sehbehinderte Menschen, Familien

When? 11.15 a.m. every Friday.

Where? National Park Gate Heimbach

What's it like? Approx. five hours (9 km), includes some steep sections, partially on dirt paths. Suitable for experienced hikers.

Who can go? Also suitable for the visually impaired and blind (with an accompanying person). The hard of hearing can book mobile amplifiers in advance. Not suitable for young children or children's pushchairs.

 

"Hirschley route" ranger tour (on Sundays)

Geeignet für: Gehbehinderte, Menschen mit Hörbehinderung, blinde Menschen, sehbehinderte Menschen, Senioren, Familien

When? 1 p.m. every Sunday.

Where? Kermeter car park

What's it like? This route is only considered easy, as there are benches at the midway point on the approx. three-hour hike, inviting you to take a break.

Who can go? Also suitable for senior citizens, the visually impaired and blind (with an accompanying person), children and pushchairs. The hard of hearing can book mobile amplifiers in advance.

 

"Vogelsang-Wollseifen" ranger tour (on Sundays)

Geeignet für: Menschen mit Hörbehinderung, blinde Menschen, sehbehinderte Menschen, Senioren, Familien

When? 1 p.m. every Sunday.

Where? Adlerhof am Forum Vogelsang

What's it like? Despite a steep climb, this route is only considered moderately difficult, as there are benches at the midway point on the approx. three-hour hike, inviting you to take a break.

Who can go? Also suitable for senior citizens, the visually impaired and blind (with an accompanying person), children and pushchairs. The hard of hearing can book mobile amplifiers in advance.

 
 



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