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Both the Ardennes and the Eifel are remarkable areas for hiking. Since the areas are close and offer many places to stay, decide between one day trips and getaways of a few days or more. One hiking trail that’s a must see is the so-called Eifelsteig. The route should interconnect the tradition-steeped towns of Aachen and Trier, leading through all landscapes of the Eifel. Another highlight is the volcano park, Vulkanpark located in the district of Mayen-Koblenz. The park points out the phenomenon of volcanism and how the landscape originated from these eruptions. Many projects regarding this period and the consequences for the current day, information centres and hiking ways help to visualise volcanos in the Eifel.

Beyond that, many open spaces entice hikers into the surrounding countryside. Try heading out to the wonderfully peaceful and natural, reclaimed spaces along the Dutch border. Many villages to the west of Neuss offer long flat walks though pockets of nature among largely agricultural areas. The Ruhr region to the east provides more inspiring and perhaps challenging landscapes with hills and forests.

By Vincent Green, Mar 5 2020

Ministerium für Verkehr des Landes Nordrhein-Westphalen

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40219 Düsseldorf

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Barely a week goes by without an event or activity happening in Neuss. Two major annual events take place here every year that have attained both national and international renown. Choose authentic performances at the Shakespeare Festival or powerful emotional displays at the International Dance Weeks.


Germans, on the whole, love and respect pets and are friendly towards dogs. Dogs are permitted on public transport and inside restaurants but keeping a pet on a leash is a must. Dog ownership is highly regulated and taxed through a compulsory licence fee. .