THE REGION: Nature & Culture – Recreational Activities
The wonderful Eifel landscape where our seminar house is located offers course participants a wide range of recreational opportunities that will complement our work with awareness and movement. Here are some worthwhile destinations:
Mechernich-Satzwey (8 km)
Burg Satzvey is considered the best preserved moated castle in the Rhineland. cont.
Mechernich-Kommern (10 km)
Travel through the centuries. cont.
Mechernich-Wachendorf (ca 12 km)
A moving spiritual experience. cont.
Bad Münstereifel (12 km)
A touch of the Middle Ages. cont.
Eifel National Park (20 km)
Back to nature. cont.
Blankenheim (20 km)
Visit the Ahr river source. cont.
Brühl (35 km)
Featuring UNESCO - World Heritage Sites cont.
Ahr Valley (40 km)
Hiking in the vineyards cont.
Mechernich's prettiest spot ...
Burg Satzvey is considered the best preserved moated castle in the Rhineland.
Throughout the year the castle features medieval tournaments, historic bazaars, concerts, theater performances and birds of prey shows.
Open-air museum in Kommern ...
In addition to Kommern's historic town center with its half-timbered houses, the open-air museum offers an impressive journey through time; experience first hand the life of the Rhineland people over the centuries.
Experience the architectural highlight which is ...
... the Bruder-Klaus field chapel in Mechernich-Wachendorf.
Built by Peter Zumthor in 2007, it offers visitors a moving spiritual experience and just like Wachendorf Castle, is truly worth a visit.
Travel back to the Middle Ages ...
Bad Münstereifel's entire historic centre is a protected heritage site. Visitors will find medieval city gates, narrow alleys and gracefully restored half-timbered houses.
A natural environment...
Visitors will find unspoilt nature, rare animals and plants, beautiful hiking trails and reservoirs throughout more than 10,000 hectares in the Eifel National Park.
Detour to Blankenheim Castle ...
As well as the castle, Blankenheim's historic facades and city gates, you will find the Ahr river source. It is right in Blankeim's historic centre, under a half-timbered house and flows into the Rhine after 90 kilometers.
Gorgeous palace gardens ...
The castles of Augustusburg and Falkenlust are among the most important baroque and rococo buildings in Germany. They feature extensive palace gardens and have been listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites since 1984.
Wine and the Romans ...
Germany's largest continuous wine-growing district spans the region between Altenahr and Bad Neuenahr. Medieval castles (Are Castle) and city fortifications (Ahrweiler), excavations from ancient times (Roman villa in Bad Neuenahr), idyllic trails along the Ahr river or through vineyards and wine tastings give you an ample choice of excursions.