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Eifel National Park - the call of the wild in a landscape of woods and water

Majestic beech forests sweep across the Eifel National Park, interspersed with gnarled oak woods and secret ravines with babbling brooks. Situated in the north of the Eifel region, this national park closes the western gap in the existing network of national parks. It is the first to provide a protected habitat for the variety of upland beech forest which thrives on acid soils and is influenced by an Atlantic climate. Where trees were once commercially managed, wild, natural forests are now beginning to develop, providing a vital retreat for more than 230 endangered plant and animal species.
Wild cats are now hunting for mice in the swathes of forest and beavers are building their lodges in the clean water. The kingfisher and several species of bat flourish in the peace and quiet of the national park, as does the wild yellow narcissus which delights nature lovers with its beautiful flowers in spring. Visitors can look forward to a unique blend of woodland and water.
There is plenty to see and do here. You can explore the national park independently, or let the experts show you around. On "Ancient Forest Days" (every Sunday during school holidays), rangers give guided tours of the park, revealing some of nature's secrets. The well-equipped visitor centre, set in the charming hydrotherapy health resort of Gemünd on the edge of the Eifel National Park, offers a variety of interesting activities and exhibitions for every age group. The Eifel National Park Forestry Service also offers exclusive group tours, talks and special lectures, by arrangement. The national park's events calendar has details of special events.