The historic Birgel watermill in the Vulkaneifel is not only an insider tip if you are looking for a very special place to stay, it is also a very good starting point for a number of sights in the region.
The Schmidt Wildlife Park in the Eifel, for example, is one of a noticeably large number of wildlife and animal parks in the Eifel region. It has existed for more than 30 years and is therefore one of the oldest of its kind. With a total area of around 110 acres, the wildlife park is also astonishingly large – the hiking trails in the park are around five kilometers long – an ideal place for walking so. The animals are also given an enormous range of exercise; They clearly feel at home on the large area and are happy to be photographed and fed by the visitors. Mainly native wild animals such as red deer and fallow deer can be seen in the park. Around 50 deer live in the wildlife park – where do you get the chance to spot so many of these mighty animals in the wild? A visit to the park in autumn is particularly worthwhile, because then you can watch the animals during the rut. But you can also get up close and personal with pets such as rabbits, ducks and goats in the Schmidt Wildlife Park in the Eifel – this is an unprecedented experience, especially for city children. The pond of the wildlife park lets the heart of every fish enthusiast blossom, because an enormous number of different types of carp live here.
Of course, physical well-being is also taken care of: in “Lilli’s Kaffestube” there is all sorts of food for both large and small appetites. By the way, if you only want to visit the café, you don’t pay any admission and still have a nice view of the animals.
The Schmidt Wildlife Park in the Eifel can be visited until 6 p.m. in the summer months and until 4 p.m. in the winter. In order for the wildlife park to be preserved in its current beauty, an entrance fee of 3.50 euros is required for adults; Children pay a little less. Dogs on a leash are also allowed in the wildlife park.
After an eventful day in the Schmidt Wildlife Park in the Eifel, you will definitely be happy to return to the historic watermill in Birgel to fortify yourself with a home-made meal. The restaurant “Le Moulin” offers typical regional cuisine – after dinner you can relax and fall asleep in one of the pretty rooms.