Excursion destinations and leisure activities in the Eifel

Am 21.05.2024 bleibt die Historische Wassermühle für einen Tag geschlossen. Am 22.05.2024 sind wir wieder wie gewohnt für Euch da.

A trip to the Eifel – a great experience

Maare Eifel

Around the historic watermill in Birgel there are many excursion destinations that are easy to reach and offer a varied daily program.

The diverse wildlife parks and zoos that are embedded in the nature of the Eifel are particularly popular. Be it the Daun Wildlife and Adventure Park , the Rhineland Wildlife Park in Mechernich Kommern or the Schmidt Wildlife Park – there are many different kinds of wildlife parks on site. The Adler- und Wolfspark Kasselburg , which can be reached by car in ten minutes from Birgel, occupies a special position. The center of this excursion destination is a castle surrounded by 20 hectares of park.

Wildpark Daun

The walls of the castle are now home to countless birds of prey such as eagles, kites and falcons. The flights of the birds of prey, which are shown at regular intervals in the castle, are an unforgettable experience for the whole family. The largest wolf pack in Western Europe exists in the forests of the park. Visitors have the opportunity to observe wild animals roaming the forests in their natural environment.

In addition to experiencing nature, fun is not neglected in the Eifel either. Only ten minutes by car from Birgel is the Dahlemer Binz . In the aviation center “Dahlemer Binz” there is the possibility to see the beauty of the Eifel from above.


During sightseeing flights, the visitor can marvel at the dreamy landscapes that only exist in this form in the Eifel. The center also houses balloonists and parachutists. When making a detour to Dahlem, it is also worth visiting the go-kart track there. The 1.1 kilometer long route is in close proximity to the airfield.

The summer toboggan run in Mechernich is certainly a highlight of the holiday trip. A length of 680 meters promises a lot of fun for the whole family. Next to the toboggan run there is an off-road quad track, on which young people aged 15 and over will certainly have a lot of fun. And there are trampolines and electric excavators for the little ones.

Phantasialand Brühl

Lovers have the opportunity to take a trip to the nearby Kronenburg. The historic town center conveys pure romance. Half-timbered houses and cobbled streets convey the feeling of centuries past. The Kronenburger See, which is also only ten minutes away from Birgel, offers boat trips and a beach for intimate togetherness. Anglers will also get their money’s worth here, and those who love sports in natural surroundings will find the best conditions here.

The Phantasialand in Brühl near Cologne , which is only 25 minutes away by car, offers fun and lots of action. Numerous rides such as roller coasters and ghost trains offer amusement for the whole family. The driving pleasure is accompanied by numerous demonstrations in tents and in the open air.

Gastronomy with technical functionality

After a beautiful and eventful day, the old watermill offers you the opportunity to think about your experiences again with good food and comfort . You can end the day with a spoiled palate and then fall asleep relaxed and contentedly in a cozy half-timbered apartment.