is just 5km southeast of Nickenich.
Andernach and the Rhine Promenade a meeting place for the young and the old,maybe taking the Ferry across the Rhein, to Leutersdorf, having a day out with good food and excellent wine. every Sat. there is a Market in Andernach, quite nice too, fresh products from the region, vegies, potatoes, dairy food and flowers, Germans love their bunch of fresh flowers, german man like to surprise their partners.
and there is an italien icecream parlor...Hochstrasse ^..^
just 20km northwest of Nickenich, Mayen is a little gem in the Eifel Region. the area has a lot to offer...biking, hiking or just having a good meal. shopping is quite good, the Pedestrian Mall free of car noise and interuption.
Schloss ( Castle ) Buerresheim just outside of Mayen. take the trip through the lovely Eifel, you wont regret it
Maria Lach and the Lake is just 6km from Nickenich, Spring, Summer and Autum...a colourful feast for the eyes.
have a look if you have some time