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Highlights in Blankenheim
- Shepherd's tower, half-timbered buildings and Ahr spring in the cellar vault
- Natural and cultural history in the Eifel Museum
- Traditional ghost parade in Blankenheim
- AhrSteig long-distance hiking trail to the mouth of the river
- Eifel-Höhen cycle path and Ahr cycle path
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Vacation rentals in Blankenheim
Blankenheim has a charming village centre with some historical half-timbered houses, in the vicinity of which you will find many comfortable holiday apartments. Most of the vacation rentals in the municipality are situated in a rural area that offers you a lot of privacy and pure nature practically on your doorstep. Such a holiday accommodation is the ideal starting point for hikes and bicycle tours.Find accommodation with fantastic facilities
Most of the holiday accommodations in Blankenheim have a garden or terrace where you can relax and let the wonderful excursion days come to an end. The resort also has one or two vacation rentals with a swimming pool. Such a vacation rental is, by the way, the ideal starting point for hikes and bicycle tours. Some landlords also offer bicycles for hire.
Vacation in Blankenheim
Location and orientation
Blankenheim is a municipality made up of 17 villages. It is located in North Rhine-Westphalia in the district of Euskirchen, directly on the River Ahr and has a population of around 8,000. The city of Bonn can be reached by car after about an hour. Frankfurt am Main is 250 kilometres from Blankenheim.
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The town centre is still characterised by many medieval buildings, such as the Georgstor or the shepherd's tower from the 16th century. Blankenheim also has many beautiful half-timbered buildings. In a half-timbered house dating from 1726, the famous Ahr spring can be found in the cellar vault. Among the sacred buildings, the parish church of St. Mary's Assumption, completed in 1505, and the Kreuzkapelle, a listed cross chapel, are well worth a visit.2. To the Regional Museum of Cultural History and Natural History
Blankenheim is home to the famous Eifel Museum. It consists of two houses in which the people, the landscape and the natural environment of the Eifel region are represented. The exhibits in the museum tell of the prehistory and early history of the region, but also of everyday farming life around 1900, as well as of textile production, carpentry and many other areas of work.3. Creepy tradition at the carnival time
During your visit in winter you should definitely attend the Blankenheimer ghost train, which was already held around 1613. The carnival procession always takes place on the evening of Saturday and attracts several thousand visitors every year. After the high point of the carnival the ghost ball takes place in the Weiherhalle.
About 30 kilometres from Blankenheim lies the famous Nürburgring, the racetrack for famous car races.
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Use the long-distance hiking trail AhrSteig to walk over heights to Sinzig, to the mouth of the Ahr into the Rhine. The Eifel-Höhen-Radweg, the Ahr-Radweg along the river of the same name as well as the Tälerroute invite you to cycle to enjoy the landscape to the full.