Region and surroundings


Vogelsang IP lies in the middle of the Eifel National Park area, with direct A-road access. Around 30 million people live within a two-hour radius; about 55 million are within four hours’ reach of the site.

Vogelsang IP is in a scenic location, surrounded by nature, on a ridge 480 m above sea level with a view over Lake Urft – yet only about an hour’s drive from the next urban areas. To the north are the multi-border Maas-Rhine EuRegio with the cities of Aachen (40 km), Liège (60 km) and Maastricht (60 km), and the Cologne-Düsseldorf metropolitan area (Cologne 50 km). Bochum, in the heart of the Ruhr region, is about 150 km away.

Picturesque old towns and historical and world-famous landmarks are as integral to this area as are distinguished academic and industrial hubs.

The following major European cities are just a few hours away:

  • Luxembourg (120 km)
  • Brussels (150 km)
  • Amsterdam (230 km)
  • Paris (350 km)
  • London (470 km)
  • Berlin (640 km)

Idyllic towns and villages of the Eifel are scattered to the west and south of Vogelsang IP. People from the whole Maas and Rhine/Ruhr regions come here to unwind. Numerous outdoor activities – from hiking to skiing in winter – attract all age groups. Every year, scores of tourists travel here to enjoy the reservoirs and the extensive recreational options.

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