Set in a dramatic landscape of woods interspersed with water, the Eifel National Park will allow you to experience the fascinating natural diversity of a wilderness at first hand.

Perlen- en Fuhrtsbachtal
The Perlenbach has its source in the “Hoge Venen” (Belgium) and then flows to the German part of the Valley that is sandwiched between the villages of Höfen and Kalterherberg. At the Höfener Mühle adds the Fuhrtsbach to the Perlenbach. After passing a reservoir, the Perlenbachtalsperre, the Perlenbach flows in to the Rur near Monschau.
The valleys of Perlenbach and Fuhrtsbach belong to the most valuable natural areas of North Rhine-Westphalia. The meandering through a vast area with extensive used meadows. The valleys of Perlen-Fuhrtsbach are for Germany and an important habitat for numerous species and at the same time a connection between the Eifel and the Hoge Venen. The valleys are located at an altitude of 460 to 630 meters.
The reserve is noted for the daffodils that bloom there in the spring from late March to mid-May, a major tourist attraction. It is estimated that ten million native plants of Narcissus pseudonarcissus grow there.
There are about 35 butterfly-species in this area (Bog Fritillary, Violet Copper, Lesser Marbled Fritillary) 13 dragonfly-species (Beautiful Demoiselle, Spearhead Bluet, Western Clubtail) and about 42 mammals (Eurasian Beaver, Wild Cat and Eurasian badger)


In the next couple of years i will make several trips to the Eifel-region

At the trip-list you now can see, which species i have already seen

Trip List

This list, give's you a nice idea of the things I h've photographed. So explore the list, to see nice picture's of different familie-goups; there are also detailed list available of the different species.

There are also some pictures available of the When you want to know more about this region, you have to visit my travelpages.

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