Best national parks in North Rhine-Westphalia

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Explore the most popular national parks in North Rhine-Westphalia with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.
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#1 - Nationalpark Eifel
North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
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The Eifel National Park is the 14th national park in Germany and is located in the North Rhine-Westphalia region. The park is located on the border between Germany and Belgium and offers many kilometers of hiking, cycling and riding trails. The park is also home to the famous Wilderness Trail, which is divided into 4 stages and runs between Monschau and Höfe. Another well-known through route, the Eifelsteig, leads through the park. Guided tours are offered by Park Rangers or you can explore the hiking trails on your own. The easiest access to the national park is via the five national park gates in Simmerath, Nideggen, Heimbach, Mönschau-Höfen and Schleiden-Gemünd. Exciting information about flora and fauna can be found in the Eifel National Park Center in the Vogelsang Forum. The exhibitions here are open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.Show more