At the ring°boulevard in Nürburg you can hang about for quite a while without ever getting bored. You could do the backstage tour, check out the shops at the venue and visit the ring°kino movie theatre or the ring°werk museum. If it’s your cup of tea, you can even go go-karting at the ring°kartbahn or drive the track virtually at RaceRoom.
The Vulkaneifel Spa at the Lindner Ferienpark in Drees is practically around the corner and offers a variety of wellness and beauty treatments you can have, like peelings or regular and hot stone massages. The park also has a fitness room, tanning salon, nail studio and sauna.
Another very relaxing option is taking a trip to the Vulkaneifel Therme at Bad Bertrich, an in and outdoor swimming complex with thermal baths. They also have saunas and do wellness and beauty treatments.
If you want to discover more of this beautiful area, there are tonnes of sights worth seeing. If you’re up for a walk, you could visit and walk over the longest suspension bridge of Germany (Geierlay). After that, you could – for example – visit the picturesque center of Cochem, followed by a relaxing stroll – or an ice cream – alongside the river Moselle.
The Volcano Park on the other hand, is entirely devoted to – you guessed it – the Eifel’s volcanic geological history. Spread around the area, you’ll find a Roman mine, volcanic craters, geysers, circle-shaped lakes, basalt mines, the Terra Vulcania discovery center, several museums and landscape monuments. Have a look on their website and pick your most favorite route (which connects the Volcano Park projects).
The Eifel region rises 1 to 2 millimetres per year – for real – and will most certainly rise to the occasion of your arrival. On the website of the Eifel National Park you can find tonnes of information on the immense amount of forests, wildlife and lakes of the area. You can also book a forest guide, or view the possibilities of accompanying a ranger on his tour. If you prefer to set out alone on a journey by foot, you will also find information on the so-called sign-posted theme-tours.
If “just” walking is not extreme enough for you, there are also various routes for Nordic walking – or how we like to call it: boosted walking – in the vicinity. There are even training boards – for stretching – provided along the way.
Does it need to go even faster? Then you should consider renting a mountain bike or e-bike – if you don’t have one on you – and cycle around the track. Radarena provides road books and GPS-tracks, just in case you get lost.
If you’re feeling more heroic, you could go all Robin Hood and participate in an archery class in Kopp/Eifel. Combine this with a visit to the caves, limestone reef and castles of Gerolstein and your medieval-themed day will be a definite success.
If you want to go back to the nuts and bolts of pure fun, there is the 200 meter long summer toboggan run, which is basically a bobsleigh track without the ice. You’d think this is for kids only, but most of their customers are adults, just saying.
At Cologne you can find all sorts of shops, from small boutiques to exclusive designer shops. When you’re done shopping, there is also the cathedral, tours, boat trips and even a zoo to keep you busy.
The flamboyant Königsallee in Düsseldorf is a true paradise for those who like to indulge in luxury and extravagance. And if you still have money left to celebrate your newest additions, we are 100% sure you will find a bar you like, since the Altstadt is also known as “the longest bar in the world”.