Besonderes Licht - Besondere Stimmung, Aussichtspunkt Gaisley, © Eifel Tourismus GmbH, D. Ketz
  • Distance: 17.1 km
  • Duration: 4:30 h
  • Difficulty: medium

Rock Trail 5 - Prümer Burg Castle


This Wanerroute in the NaturWanderPark delux starts at an extremely exciting point: the "Irrel Waterfalls". Thousands of years ago, the Prüm River had already blasted its way through fallen rocks here, creating a romantic river landscape with mighty boulders and numerous rapids. But this landscape is history. Violent floods following heavy rains in July 2021 swept away the former bridge and its approach, tearing huge boulders from the embankment and completely transforming this section of the river overnight. From the new suspension bridge, let yourself be impressed by the destructive and at the same time creative forces that have raged here.
On the Felsenweg 5 you hike the eastern flank of the Prüm valley between Irrel and Holsthum. The trail first leads you south to the Katzenkopf with its Westwall Museum, one of the few World War II tank factories to be visited. Shake off the dark thoughts, take a deep breath of fresh forest air and follow northward the wooded ridge between Prüm and Nims. Flanked by bizarre rock towers, you hike along a cliff edge with breathtaking views into the Prüm Valley, pass the settlement of Prümer Burg, touch the Rochus Chapel and reach the heights of Holsthumerberg, where the route now turns back down the valley.

Rapids, hop fields and impressive views

From up here, Holsthum presents itself like a beautifully designed toy landscape: scattered orchards, pastures and fields, gardens and houses form a colorful mosaic of a lively cultural landscape. A special feature are the large hop fields, because one of the best hops in Germany is grown here - in the only hop-growing region of Rhineland-Palatinate.
Let yourself be intoxicated by the scent of freshly mown meadows and the warmth of the sun-flooded valley. Even the Romans felt at home here! The remains of the Roman villa on the right side of the trail prove this. Above Prümzurlay you will come across the ruins of the Prümeburg, the "ancient castle of the Layen". Climb the pentagonal fortified tower and reward yourself with the fantastic view over the Prüm valley - a wonderful photo motif! From here, it's a leisurely walk through sparse hillside forest back to the "Irreler Wasserfälle".

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Gasthaus Herrig

Creatieve keuken met regionale Eifelproducten, culturele evenementen, begeleide wandelingen, wijnproeven. Details ansehen

Irreler Mühle Ferienwohnungen und -häuser

Die Irreler Mühle, © Ferienhaus Irreler Mühle

Regionalmarke EIFEL hosts

Holiday accommodation to feel good in the Felsenland Suedeifel invites you! We offer several flats and a holiday home in the climatic health resort of Irrel. Hiking and cycling trails are never far away and open up this unique holiday region.

Our 4 holiday flats in the Irreler Muehle, Talstraße 23:
Gelbe, Blaue and Gruene Wohnung and Wohnung am Muehlgraben
The Irreler Muehle is situated on the outskirts of Irrel, surrounded by water and forest, on a road with no through traffic. Our non-smoking flats are built with environmentally friendly materials, are furnished to a high standard and are family-friendly. The Wohnung am Muehlgraben is barrier-free and accessible at ground level. Free Wi-Fi is available in all flats. In addition, our guests can use the covered terrace and the garden; a small playground is available for children. For families and groups, we offer a lounge with kitchen.
After the flood disaster in July 2021 severely affected the Irreler Muehle, three holiday flats will be available again in our "Stammhaus" from the beginning of August 2023, and probably all four from winter 2023/24.

The Ferienhaus im Unterdorf, Ewerhartstraße 4:
Whether for shopping, a restaurant visit or a bike tour: from here you can get anywhere quickly and still live in peace. At the beginning of July 2023, our new "Ferienhaus im Unterdorf" near the Pruem river was completed. It offers space for up to 6 people on 2 floors.

2 holiday flats in the Ferienhaus am alten Kirchturm, Buechelstraße 1:
Ferienwohnung Teufelsschlucht & Ferienwohnung Wasserfaelle
From 21 August, two more flats are available for booking, also located in the Unterdorf, the oldest part of Irrel, and named after the two natural monuments for which Irrel is famous. The flats are designed for 4 or 4-5 people.

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Gasthaus Herrig

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Gastgeber der Regionalmarke EIFEL This styleful furnished house in one the beautifulst country villages of the Eifel and offers by its calm situation an ideal holidays accommodation to you. From here you have ideal traffic routes for your trips: 10 to km Biturg, 20 km to Trier, 10 km to Luxembourg. Details ansehen
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Start: Wanderparkplatz Irreler Wasserfälle

Destination: Wanderparkplatz Irreler Wasserfälle

Distance: 17.1 km

Duration: 4:30 h

Difficulty: medium

Ascent: 298 m

Descent: 298 m

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