Dreimühlen waterfall – Hillesheim

Announcement: Brewery beer garden and brewery grill are open!

New opening of the brewery grill in Birgel
The new brewery grill for off-site sales is open and tempting with crispy chicken, juicy chops and delicious potato pancakes with applesauce. The absolute novelty in our area far and wide.
Opening hours brewery grill: Daily from 11:00 to 21:00

Opening of the season of the brewery beer gates
Our new covered brewery beer garden attracts visitors to Birgel even on rainy days. Our home-brewed beer (Helles and Weizen) and delicious food invite you to stay.
Opening hours: Daily from 11:00 to 22:00
No table reservations and no card payment are possible.
The brewery team is looking forward to your visit!

Reopening of the Historic Water Mill
The complete reopening of the historic water mill including overnight stays is planned for Easter 2023 . We will inform you about further partial openings in the course of the year at this point. We are happy to accept any bookings for the period from 07.04.2023 again as of now. (Weddings, birthday parties, family celebrations, group travel). The best way to reach us is by email or on Sundays from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. by telephone on +49 6597 92820

We continue to look forward to your support:
Orders in the online shop (are possible again)
Donate to our donation account
Beer sale on site
(Sales times: Monday to Saturday: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.)

The Vulkaneifel is one of the geologically most interesting regions in Germany, but also offers visitors numerous other exciting highlights. A very special destination is the historic water mill in Birgel, where you can even spend the night. All romantics in particular get their money’s worth in the lovingly designed rooms. During a stay in the mill you shouldn’t miss visiting some of the most beautiful excursion destinations in the vicinity.

A particularly worthwhile highlight for nature lovers is the Dreimühlen waterfall, which is centrally located between the cities of Aachen, Koblenz and Trier. From Birgel, the waterfall can be reached in just under an hour’s drive. Since this is considered to be the most interesting waterfall in the entire Eifel, it should definitely be visited on a holiday in the area.
The Dreimühlen waterfall was named after the neighboring Dreimühlen castle ruins; Incidentally, this is also worth a visit. Only a few foundation walls have survived today – anyone interested in the history of castles and castle ruins should definitely visit these ruins.
The Dreimühlen waterfall is particularly interesting for all hikers, because it can be reached via two of the most beautiful hiking trails in the Eifel, the Geopfad or the Eifel Krimi hiking trail.
The Dreimühlen waterfall has been a natural monument and one of the most popular natural phenomena in the region since 1938. The waterfall, which falls over a twelve meter long and five meter high tufa wall, is not particularly large, but still interesting to look at and a popular photo opportunity.
Incidentally, this waterfall was created artificially when a railway line was built here in 1912.

After a hike to the Dreimühlen waterfall, you are sure to return to the historic water mill in Birgel, hungry and a little exhausted. Traditional dishes such as the tavern pan or the mill snacks are served in the cozy dining room – the ideal way to end an eventful day.
You can spend the night in one of the many rooms, which are mainly furnished in a half-timbered style, so that you can start a new tour of discovery the next day refreshed. Or maybe you’d just like to spend a day at the watermill and take advantage of one of the local leisure activities. How about taking part in a baking or mustard course – these are offered here on a regular basis and guests like to use them.