Those who love to jump on the bike during his holiday in the volcanic Eifel can set off on the Eifel Schiefer Cycle Path. These nine twenty-kilometer bike ride brings you has stood by many small German villages where it seems time. The start is in the city Kaisersesch and leads through Masburg, Hauroth, Kalenborn, Bermel, Monreal and Umersbach. Who wants to be a piece of tack and ten kilometers to Whirl ride. LegendaA Kaisersesch
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Kaisersesch is described as "Die kleine Stadt which all hat". You can indeed everything. You can go shopping there, you can do it on sight seeing, you can go walking in the area and you can go there to eat or drink. On the Postplatz with funny statue of a former postman on horseback have a lot of taverns and also an ice cream parlor. From here you have a beautiful view of the church with the leaning tower ?? yes slate course! Due to its favorable location on the shaft Koblenz - Trier, the city was already very popular with the Celts and the Romans. You will find many remnants from both cultures. At the corner of Bahnhofstrasse and the Pommer Bach Strasse you can find a house with a picture on the side wall made of slate. This facade is one of the finest slate facades throughout Germany. And the Eifel-Schiefer cycle path runs along Kaisersesch. He takes you along the Bahnhofstrasse, the parish church with the leaning tower, the Waldkapelle, the Gustav-Adolf-Kapelle and Alter Turm.
In Masburg, a village on top of a mountain, you will find the parish church of St. Lawrence. Another attraction is the Bell Tower, dedicated to the family Miesen bells cast from 1773 to 1819.
After Masburg follows Hauroth. Also this village formerly belonged to the counts of Virneburg.
Kalenborn is a small village that is administratively dependent on Kaisersesch. Like many villages in the area were Kalenborn and neighboring municipality Eppenberg once to the Earls of Virneburg. On the village square of Kalenborn you see the town hall beside the fire. But the biggest attraction is the Dicke Eiche here with the chapel. As the name suggests, the Dicke Eiche is an oak. In this area are rare oak. One sees here more conifers. The girth of this tree is about 533 cm, making it one of the largest trees from Rhijn Land-Pfalz. This oak was above date from the time of Columbus. We speak then end of the 15th century. Not surprisingly, the people of Kalenborn be proud and do everything to keep him. A beautiful resting place for the bike ride. Enjoy a magnificent view over the region. For a friendly drink or a bite to eat you have to take care yourself.
Bermel is some distance away and is a town that has been built against the cliff. The region is told that a Dutch company wanted to buy up the mountain to use the rock to increment the Dutch dykes. But the Eifel locals are not crazy! And so the mountain of Bermel remained beautiful. In Bermel you can Traumpfad a nice walk that takes you to the top of the old volcano. Here you have a beautiful view of the region! Furthermore you will find in Bermel a local history museum where you can visit a number of artifacts from the Roman time. The walls of a former Roman bathhouse were dug out and the statue of the goddess Fortuna, which was found here can go and see you now in the Rheinischen Landesmuseum in Bonn. Around the former basalt bridge in Hochbermel has now installed a Naturschutzgebied. Here you can spot several amphibians.
After Bermel you come in Monreal, a picturesque village on the Elz. A little Monschau in miniature. Half-timbered houses, a klatterende river, a beautiful church, a sacred picture, some old bridges and two castles on a mountain. What does a man want more! Here you can also return to the Monrealer Ritterschlag Traumpfad, a tough walk of about 13 kilometers. Who wants to linger a while, Monreal can enjoy a drink and meal. There are three dining options, from Flammenkuchen to just a cup of coffee and cake. The cycle path takes you through the village and along the sports field.
The Augstmühle can be found halfway between Monreal and Heunenhof. Regularly there are art exhibitions in the Augstmühle. Yet another reason to move out off the bike.
Heunenhof is in the Thürelztal and is an area of meadows and forests. Heunenhof was already mentioned in 1331. It is not known whether it was one or more courts. You might think that Heunen something with fowl has to do. Nothing is less true. Heunen indeed refers to the hillside against which the hamlet was built. It is 4 kilometers from Bermel but since it is separated by the Heunen, the mountain, the Heunenhof is more focused on Monreal, also four kilometers away but easily accessible. The hamlet consists of eight houses and a chapel. During the Middle Ages this village was also a transit place for pilgrims who went to Compostela. They came from Mayen and came in Heunenhof past when they were on their way to Mary Monastery Martental. A basalt pillar on the Heunenhof reminder of this bygone era.
After that follows a mill, Obermühle.
Urmersbach is a village which lies largely in the valley. Biggest attraction here is the parish church of St. Andrew. After Urmersbach where you ride parallel to the track, it goes back to Kaisersesch.
Have fun and above all enjoying the view, the fresh air and friendly people!
Vulkaaneifel: bicycles on the Eifel-Schiefer-Radweg