Gerolstein with its riches in mineral water is also a Spa and right in the heart of the city one can find the green oasis of the spa park. Here one can find the mineral water fountain, walk ways around the River Kyll. In the far corner water features are now somewhat dilapidated yet it is still a stunning place to relax particularly on a nice warm day.
This huge 400 year old tower of 19 meters used to supply the Lions Castle above with water. It was reconstructed in 2010. During the reconstruction workers discovered a water fountain which was built from sandstone and dates back to more then 400 years. It is one of the cultural monuments of the town.
The majestic railway building was built in 1870/1871. The entire building was created with red sandstone and the roof out of black slate. For long periods of time the railway building was an important center for military troop movements and hence during World War II the building was damaged by air raids in 1944/1945. However it has been completely reconstructed to its former glory.
Gerolstein is home to one of the most important mineral water producers in Germany. The history of Gerolstein "Sprudel" or mineral water goes back to January 1, 1888 where the mine manager Wilhelm Castendyck founded the firm Gerolsteiner Sprudel. In the same year, the first well was drilled. In November 1888, the water became a sort of official water of the city and became popular because of its high amount of natural carbonic acid. In 1889 its star and lion symbol was trademarked. Already in 1895, the water had been exported to Australia. The mineral water was even exported to Buckingham Palace during the reign of Queen Victoria.
Gerolstein is home to a picturesque town center and shopping mile which runs from West to East right in the heart of the town. Lined along the shopping mile and pedestrian zone are plenty of cafes, restaurants, shops and boutiques. The Western side is more modern where one can find the older parts on the Eastern side.
The war memorial is a monument made from sandstone with a soldier attached of basalt from the Eifel region. The monument is honouring the German soldiers that lost their lives during the 1st World War 1914 - 1919.
The 20-acre park around the historic castle offers thick forests, lush meadows and various enclosures for birds of prey, wolves and other animals; and is an experience for the whole family.
The open-air show with golden eagles, falcons, kites and vultures is shown on the big lawn in front of the Castle and is offered twice a day except on Mondays one show in the morning at 11 am and one in the afternoon at 3 pm; those times are only valid from March till October as there are only shows on weekends during the winter months.
In the old walls of the courtyard of the 12th century castle visitors are invited to view an aviary where one can see eagles, kites, hawks, owls and vultures.
The wolves canyon in the forest around the Kassel Castle is home to the larges wolves pack in Western Europe. The daily attraction is at 15:45 when those hungry wolves get fed. One can view this attraction from an elevated platform or even better pay EUR 10 at the entrance of the park and get a ticket to go inside the enclosure for pictures without the fence - a stunning experience!
This rock offers fresh mineral water right from the source. It is an amazing fest to enjoy calcium and magnesium enriched mineral water with volcanic carbonation. The water is not of volcanic origin however it is enriched with the plenty minerals that the soil contains.
The Redeemer Church or Erloeserkirche was build and presented to the city for the 100th anniversary of the Berlin Church Building Society and was created as present for Emperor Willhelm II. The church was created as with the arrival of the Prussians also Protestantism arrived to the mainly Catholic region. The church was built in new-romantic style and the interior is set with gold and blue mosaics and quiet spectacular for any visitor.