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Discover the surrounding area of the Eifel

The Dormio Eifeler Tor Resort is located in one of the most popular holiday areas of Germany’s ‘Eifel’. The Eifel is known for its rolling countryside interspersed with valleys of the brooks, picturesque towns with timbered houses and countless castles and ruins. Those who love the outdoors and nature have come to the right address here since the holiday park Dormio Eifeler Tor Resort lies right next to the Eifel National Park.

Visit picturesque Heimbach

The Dormio Eifeler Tor Resort is located in Heimbach. This picturesque town is certainly worth a visit during your stay. Visit the Mariawald Abbey in Heimbach for lunch. You can get a beer and also other delicious things in the abbey to sample such as its own herb liqueur, pea soup, frankfurters, sandwich fillings and spreads and pralines. Do not forget to visit Hengebach Castle too. This ancient castle is on a scenic location on a 33-metre-high slate rock along the river Rur. The castle is one of the oldest castles in the Eifel and was built around 1000. Heimbach also has a Jugendstil (the German version of Art Nouveau) power station that has been given the name ‘Kraftwerk Heimbach’ (Heimbach Power Station). At the beginning of the 20th century, this was the largest hydroelectric power station in Europe. The station is still in use today. Would you like to see the power station up close? Book a tour through the hydroelectric power station in Heimbach with the RWE Visitor Service.

Mariawald Abbey near the Dormio Resort Eifeler Tor
Eifel National Park Cycle Tour - Dormio Resort Eifeler Tor

The Eifel National Park: a true paradise for hikers and cyclists!

As a nature lover, you can eat your heart out in the beautiful Eifel National Park. The best places to start your visit to the nature reserve are the national park gates that has an information centre. For example, start from the Heimbach Gate of the National Park, which is only a 5-minute drive from the Dormio Eifeler Tor Resort.

You can choose from fantastic trails through the beech and oak woods in the Eifel National Park, the peat bogs of the High Fens – Eifel Nature Park, the sandstone rocks of the Teufelsschlucht (the 'Devil's Gorge') or the wild and ancient rock formations of the Ferschweiler Plateau. There are also many bike routes in the Eifel to choose from. The Eifel has countless, very well-designed cycle paths. The bike routes along the rivers in the Eifel are particularly ideal for families with children!


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Discover the idyllic town of Monschau in Eifel

Monschau is one of the picturesque towns that you must see during your holiday at the Dormio Eifeler Tor Resort. The small German town lies on the edge of the Eifel region and the Belgian Ardennes. Little has changed in the historic centre of Monschau in the last 200 years. Everywhere you look, there are timbered houses with beautiful façades. Along the river Rur, in the centre, there is a row of beautiful 17th century timbered houses, the Rur Partie. Its picturesque ancient centre and its location between the green hills near the Eifel National Park and the Belgian Ardennes certainly make a visit to Monschau worth your while!

Eifel town of Monschau near the Dormio Resort Eifeler Tor
Roller coaster - Phantasialand amusement park near Dormio Resort Eifeler Tor

Go to Phantasialand with the entire family

The Phantasialand amusement park is only 40 minutes away from the resort in Brühl, Germany, to the southwest of Cologne. The amusement park began as a fairy tale themed park and has grown into one of the most frequented amusement parks in Europe. In the six different theme worlds, you and your family can experience adventurous rides in unique attractions and enjoy fascinating shows. The perfect day out for the entire family!

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Enjoy the surrounding area from the water

In the Rursee area, there are various lovely places to discover from the water. The Rursee is one of Germany’s largest man-made lakes. This beautiful reservoir is in the north of the Eifel, surrounded by wooded hills. The Rursee is popular and well-known to the many tourists who visit the Eifel and the man-made lake each year. Various ships sail different routes in this area. Step aboard near the Dormio Eifeler Tor Resort and be amazed by the impressive landscape of the Eifel from the water! Want to know more? Take a look at the possibilities!

Would you rather be active? Go on an adventurous journey with a canoe or kayak on the Rursee or hire a pedal boat and explore the beautiful surrounding area from the water!

Boat trip on the Rursee near the Dormio Resort Eifeler Tor
UNESCO castles of Brühl near the Dormio Resort Eifeler Tor

Visit Unesco World Heritage sites: the palaces in Brühl

The two 18th century Augustusburg and Falkenlust palaces are located in an idyllic garden landscape in Brühl. These palaces belong to the earliest examples of Baroque and Rococo architecture in Germany. Together with the extensive palace garden, they have been included on the UNESCO World Heritage List since 1984. Augustusburg Palace is the luxury residence of the prince-archbishops of Cologne. Falkenlust is an authentic very symmetrical hunting lodge built to practise falconry. The adjoining palace grounds are a monument to the art of landscaping with French and English influences.  Definitely worth a visit!

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