A 6.2 kilometre network of paths makes the nature of the Kermeter accessible to people with and without disabilities. The forest paths in the adventure area gravelled. Hirschley viewpoint lies some 2.7 kilometres away. Here the forests open out to provide expansive views over the Rur reservoir.
The barrier-free Wild Kermeter natural adventure centre is situated in the heart of the Eifel National Park, on the Kermeter ridge. Visitors of all ages – with and without disabilities – can discover the “ecological heart” of the National Park here. Mixed woodland containing native red beeches can be found on the ridge between the Rur and Urft reservoirs.
The Wilder Kermeter encompasses a barrier-free network of paths and panoramic views of the lakelands.
The barrier-free nature trail “The Wild Way” is part of this experience: ten highly interactive stations provide information about the wilderness, forest development and biological diversity within the Eifel National Park. Boardwalks through the forested wilderness provide special insights into the natural world.
Rest and relaxing points
A bench is located every 250 metres in the barrier-free natural adventure area. There are additional loungers at four locations. Here you can enjoy the view of the treetops, listen to nature’s soundtrack and simply relax. Hirschley viewpoint also features picnic tables. They are wheelchair-friendly.
Facilities for guests with impaired vision
A tactile guidance system guides visually-impaired hikers throughout the area. It is complemented by paved tactile surfaces that indicate an important point.
Paved tactile strips crossing the path indicate the location of benches and signs. A tactile guide strip indicates which way to take when the path branches off. All information provided in the Wild Kermeter area is available in large raised type and in German Braille, as well as in audio form. A brochure on the Wild Kermeter area is available - in German Braille, too - free of charge from the National Park Administration.