Gerolstein Travel Guide

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    Gerolstein
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    Gerolstein Town Sign
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  • Hike the Gerolstein Dolomites
    Hike the Gerolstein Dolomites
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Gerolstein Things to Do

  • The Kur Park / Spa Park

    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...

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  • The old Water Tower

    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.

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  • The Railway Building

    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...

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  • Gerolstein Mineral Water

    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...

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  • The Town Center

    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.

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  • War Memorial

    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.

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  • Eagles and Wolves Park - Aviary

    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...

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  • Eagles and Wolves Park - Wolves

    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...

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  • Helenen Source

    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.

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  • Redeemer Church

    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...

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  • St. Anna Church

    St. Anna Church is a new Gothic building which was inaugurated in 1813. The church shows the deep roots with the Catholic church and is still today the religious center of the city of Gerolstein.

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  • Nikodemus Cross

    Right next to the old town one can find the Nikodemus Cross, one of the most valuable historical items of Gerolstein. The parking lot right opposite the cross was the old market square where witches were burned in the time of 1580 to 1630.

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  • Kasselburg

    Kasselburg Castle, situated high up on a cliff top in the Eifel mountains, is un-doubted one of the most impressive castle ruins in Germany.The eight-story dwelling tower from the mid 14th century is unique. With its original steep roofs it must have made and even more towering impression.The remaining structural parts of the castle are more...

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  • View from Lions Castle

    As much as there are only ruins left of the castle the walk it is a stunning view point where one can overview the entire city, its attractions and the valley below.

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  • Lions Castle

    The ruins of the Lions Castle or Gerhardstein Castle tower high above the city. Originally built in the 12th century the castle was over 700 years the seat of the dukes of the region and served as protection of the Kyll Valley and its citizens below. Fire and bombs destroyed the castle and today the main castle is in ruins. The forward castle is in...

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  • The Old Town Hall

    This building in the old heart of the town of Gerolstein was built in 1710. Originally it was a residential property and only in 1890 it became the office and residence of the mayor of Gerolstein. Historical it had some wild times; in 1923 the building was stormed by separatists, in 1944 it was bombed and destroyed by allied bombs, in 1949 it was...

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  • Jewish Memorial

    In memory for the many Jews that were deported and exterminated who made a valuable part of the community of the town of Gerolstein prior to the Second World War the city has erected a memorial at the old town hall. In 1933 at the begin of the Nazi Regime 57 Jews lived in Gerolstein - by the end of the war in 1945 all were either deported or left....

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  • Villa Sarabodis

    Villa Sarabodis is the name given the remnants of a Roman lordly seat – villa rustica. They were unearthed in the course of preparatory work for building the Church of the Redeemer in 1907. The remnants have been dated to the first century AD. The Kirchenbauverein Berlin (Berlin Church-Building Association), which also built the Church of the...

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  • Villa Sarabodis

    The foundations of a Roman villa (2nd - 4th century AC) were dicoverd in 1907 when the groundworks had started for the construction of the Erlöserkirche (church of the Redeemed).

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  • Geo-hike

    To discover the beauty of nature at the border of Gerolstein, the Geopark offers a unique opportunity. Remainders of former volcanic activity and wonderful landscapes will make your day (as it made ours). One comes along the foundations of a Roman tempel, known today as Juddekirchhof. In May-June one may remark flowering orchids along the path. An...

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  • Erlöserkirche

    The Erlöserkirche (Church of the redeemed) was the 100th church that was built by the "Berliner Evangelischer Kirchenbauverein". Because it was the last one to be built by the society, it should be a special one. It was decorated with 1.100+ square meter of gold mosaics in a Neo-Byzantine style. Emperor Wilhelm II inaugurated the church on October...

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Gerolstein Hotels

  • Hotel Huschens

    Talweg 2, Gerolstein, Rhineland-Palatinate, 54568, Germany

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • Seehotel Am Stausee

    Am Stausee 2, Gerolstein, 54568, de

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

  • Landhaus Muellenborn

    Auf Dem Sand 45, Gerolstein, Rhineland-Palatinate, 54568, Germany

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

Gerolstein Transportation

  • Rail Travel to Geroldstein

    There are direct train services to Gerolstein connecting the centers of Cologne, Koblenz and Trier with this part of the Eifel Region. Tickets and availability can be checked online - and it is cheaper to book and pay for the rail ticket online - the link is below!

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  • Road Travel to Gerolstein

    Gerolstein can be reached by car or motorbike quiet easily. The nearest highways are the A61 and the A1 which connect Cologne with Koblenz and Koblenz with Trier.From there various country roads can be used to reach Gerolstein; namely the B 410, L 24 and L 29. The B 410 runs West to East whereas the L24 and L 29 run North to South. The areas are...

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  • Gerolstein Hotels

    5 Hotels in Gerolstein

Gerolstein Warnings and Dangers

  • Deer Warning!

    The Eifel Region consists of plenty forested landscapes that are home to deer and wild boar as well as other game. Driving during the night may end suddenly when game jumps out into the road and every year hundreds of accidents, sometimes even fatal occur here. Hence take the foot of the gas and drive carefully – once you have hit a full grown deer...

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  • the water of Gerolstein

    Gerolstein is famous because of the mineralwater they get out of the springs, you can found them in several places. We tasted the water of the fontain in the tourist-information. I thought it tasted like iron. We used the water to wash our hands during the walk around Gerolstein. You better buy bottles of Gerelsteiner water!

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  • Don't Forget Insurance

    If your current health insurance doesn't cover you while your abroad, you should consider getting international travel insurance just in case something should go wrong.

Gerolstein Sports & Outdoors

  • The Eifelsteig

    Covering a hiking trail of nearly 300 km from Aachen to Trier which traverses the Eifel is the Eifelsteig hike through one of the the most beautiful low mountain regions. The attractions include Germany's youngest national park, which is the Eifel National Park, the vast high moorland of the High Fens and the unique volcanic Eifel European Geopark...

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  • Hike the Gerolstein Dolomites

    If you like hiking take a stunning hiking trail leads to the Gerolsteiner Dolomiten, a Devonian limestone reef formed by extinct Rugosa, Tabulata and Stromatoporoids with the Hustley, the Munterley and the Auberg. They dominate the town’s appearance, looming 100 m above the valley.There are special hiking maps that are available from the tourist...

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  • walking the GEO-pad

    walk the GEO-route, start from the tourist-information in Gerolstein, a very various route to walk, climb around rocks and look in dark caves, find fossils, see castels ect. and that all in 11 km. good walking shoes

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    by MikeAtSea Written May 23, 2011

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    Favorite thing: A good start of any visit to the town and the surrounding areas is the visit of the tourist information of Gerolstein. Here you get maps, booklets and information leaflets. However most of the information is only available in either German or Dutch - as English speaking tourists do not seem to frequent the region as much. They are also available online at www.gerolsteiner-land.de.
    The tourist information can be found when leaving the town center at the "Brunnenplatz", walk down towards the Kyll River in "Kyllweg"

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