Ahr Mountains

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Ahr Mountains
Eifel, u.  a.  with Ahr Mountains (half in the middle, top right)

Eifel, u. a. with Ahr Mountains (half in the middle, top right)

View from the Krausberg tower near Dernau to the Hochthürmerberg, Hasenberg and (in the background) Michelsberg

View from the Krausberg tower near Dernau to the Hochthürmerberg ,
Hasenberg and (in the background) Michelsberg

Highest peak Aremberg ( 623.8  m above sea  level )
location North Rhine-Westphalia and Rhineland-Palatinate ( Germany )
part of Eifel
Coordinates 50 ° 30 ′  N , 6 ° 52 ′  E Coordinates: 50 ° 30 ′  N , 6 ° 52 ′  E

The Ahr Mountains are up to 623.8  m above sea level. NHN high and 25 km long low mountain range of the Eifel and thus belongs to the Rhenish Slate Mountains . It lies between Bad Münstereifel and Altenahr on both sides of the border between North Rhine-Westphalia and Rhineland-Palatinate ( Germany ) within the Ahreifel natural area .

The wooded Ahr Mountains have numerous excursion destinations - including Aremberg Castle , the Effelsberg radio telescope and a section of the Roman road from Trier to Cologne with an ancient aqueduct .



The Ahrgebirge is part of the Eifel , the main part of which connects to the southwest and south. It is on the left or northwest of the Ahr (natural area of ​​the northern Ahrbergland ); Sometimes parts of the Eifel are also included in the mountains to the right or south-east of the Ahr (natural area Südliches Ahrbergland ), which are among others near Altenahr . The small mountain range is bounded by a rectangle that is circumscribed by Grafschaft and Remagen in the east, Altenahr in the southeast, Antweiler in the south, Blankenheim in the west and Bad Münstereifel or Rheinbach in the north. The closest major city is Bonn, about 40 km north-northeast .

In the north, the terrain of the Ahr Mountains merges into the Lower Rhine (Cologne) Bay , in the northeast and east it slopes down to the Voreifel and the Lower Middle Rhine region , in the south the actual Eifel (up to 746.9  m ) joins on across the Ahr West the Zitterwald and in the northwest the North Eifel .


The mountains in the Ahrgebirge include - sorted by height in meters (m) above sea ​​level (NHN):


The Ahr Mountains are crossed by the following rivers , some of which arise from them:

with the tributaries Trierbach , Sahrbach , Liersbach , Armuthsbach with Buchholzbach (source near the watershed near Esch );
with the tributaries Swist (source near Kalenborn) and Steinbach


Cities and municipalities bordering the Ahr Mountains are:

Other localities in the Ahr Mountains include:


The Great Eifel Route holiday route runs through the Ahr Mountains . There are numerous ways to hike through it. This includes the 124 km long AhrSteig , a long-distance hiking trail that starts in Blankenheim and follows the Ahr in stages to its confluence with the Rhine at Sinzig . Sights and excursion destinations include Aremberg Castle on the Aremberg above Aremberg and the Tomburg ruins (11th century) above Wormersdorf with a distant view as far as Cologne. In Effelsberg standing Effelsberg radio telescope and on the top of Michel Mountain Chapel St. Michael , which the Archangel Michael is dedicated and regularly by pilgrims visited and hikers. Part of the Roman Eifel aqueduct , which runs along the northern edge or in the north of the Ahr Mountains, is a popular destination. The Ahr valley with its wine villages is worth seeing ; the south-eastern slopes of the Ahr Mountains to the Ahr Valley are vineyards that can be hiked on the red wine hiking trail .

See also

Individual evidence

  1. a b c Map service of the landscape information system of the Rhineland-Palatinate nature conservation administration (LANIS map) ( notes )
  2. a b c d e f g h i j Topographical Information Management, Cologne District Government, Department GEObasis NRW ( information )
  3. AhrSteig. Retrieved November 21, 2013 . on ahrsteig.de

Web links

Wiktionary: Ahreifel  - explanations of meanings, word origins, synonyms, translations