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Engeln Bahnhof Vkempenich kleinGood news for all discoverers of the Laacher See volcanic region: Our "Vulkan-Expreß" offers daily connections to local bus routes to other touristic destinations in the region! Combine your trip with the Brohltalbahn with a visit to Lake Laach with the Maria Laach monastery, to the Lava-Dome volcono museum at Mendig or to Bürresheim Castle! You can conveniently get the tickets for the bus from the bus driver.

  • Bürresheim Castle (from Engeln station)

    Bürresheim Castle

    5 DSC08247 HP The Bürresheim castle, which was never destroyed, was the setting for numerous films. Idyllically situated in the Nette valley, the castle conveys a very special atmosphere. Experience the interior of the castle with a guided tour and then enjoy food and drink in the neighboring restaurant Hammesmühle.

    From our Engeln terminus, the Nettetal cycle bus (line 821) connects our station with the castle every two hours at weekends. Note: The line partly runs in an opposite ring - you do not have to change busses in Kempenich! During the week there are connections with lines 812 and 820 via Kempenich.

    Timetable Line 821 (PDF)

    Electronic Timetable

  • Rieden forest lake (from Engeln station)

    Rieden forest lake

    Waldsee Rieden 02The idyllic forst lake at Rieden is about 6 km south of Engeln. The bathing lake was completed in 1982 by an artificial build-up of the Rehbach between the village of Rieden and the Rieden Mills and is today very popular as bathing water. The complex offers two bathing islands, a boat rental and a hotel restaurant. Bathing is free here! More Information

    From our Engeln terminus, the Nettetal cycle bus (line 821) connects our station with the forest lake every two hours at weekends. Note: The line partly runs in an opposite ring - you do not have to change busses in Kempenich! During the week there are connections with lines 812 and 820 via Kempenich.

    Timetable Line 821 (PDF)

    Electronic Timetable

  • Mayen with volcanic pitch experience centre (from Engeln and Niederzissen stations)

     

    Mayen with volcanic pit experience

    P1070898The next town from Engeln is Mayen in the district of Mayen-Koblenz. The city center below the mighty Genoveva Castle is still bordered by the remains of the medieval city fortifications. Mayen's economic development has always been closely linked to the region's volcanic origins.

    This is particularly evident in the interactive pit adventure worlds not far from the Mayen Ost train station. Here you can experience for yourself how hard the work in the quarries was - you even get a certificate as a reward. More information

    From our Engeln terminus, the Nettetal cycle bus (line 821) connects our station with Mayen every two hours at weekends. Note: The line partly runs in an opposite ring - you do not have to change busses in Kempenich! During the week there are connections with lines 812 and 820 via Kempenich.

    Timetable Line 821 (PDF)

    Electronic Timetable from Engeln

    There are further connections to Mayen every hour or every two hours from our Niederzissen station by Regiobus 810.

    Timetable Line 810 (PDF)

    Electronic Timetable from Niederzissen

  • Lake Laach with Maria Laach monastery (from Engeln and Niederzissen stations)

     

    Lake Laach with Maria Laach monastery

    P1070874East of Engeln you will finde the unique Lake Laach with the well-known Maria Laach Monastery. The lake has a volcanic origin and was formed after the Lake Laach volcano erupted in its crater. Today it offers a wide range of natural enjoyment and leisure activities, from swimming to sailing to fishing.

    The well-known Maria Laach Monastery is located on the western shore of the lake. The Benedictine abbey, which was built in 1093, is a special attraction in the Eastern Eifel with the Romanesque monastery church and the underground crypt. More information

    The Vulkanpark leisure bus (line 819) will take you from our terminus in Engeln every day after your journey on the Vulkan-Expreß to Lake Laach and Maria Laach Monastery. On weekends the buses run every two hours, monday to friday they join our trains twice a day.

    Timetable Line 819 (PDF)

    Electronic Timetable from Engeln

    There are further connections to Lake Laach every hour or every two hours from our Niederzissen station by Regiobus 810.

    Timetable Line 810 (PDF)

    Electronic Timetable from Niederzissen

  • Mendig with Volcano Museum 'Lava-Dome' and Vulkan Brewery (from Engeln and Niederzissen stations)

     

    Mendig with Volcano Museum "Lava-Dome" and Vulkan Brewery

    P1070893Not far from Lake Laach is the town of Mendig with its famous rock cellars and the German volcano museum "Lava-Dome". Visitors can expect numerous highlights around the exciting subject of volcanism, including the question, "What happens when the Lake Laach volcano erupts again?" More information

    The regional Vulkan brewery is right next door, the last of two dozen breweries in Mendig. Mendig is particularly known for the rock cellars, where the beer used to be stored chilled. The brewery offers tours of the cellars as well as a rich gastronomic offer.

    The Vulkanpark leisure bus (line 819) will take you from our terminus in Engeln every day after your journey on the Vulkan-Expreß to Lake Laach and Maria Laach Monastery. On weekends the buses run every two hours, monday to friday they join our trains twice a day.

    Timetable Line 819 (PDF)

    Electronic Timetable from Engeln

    There are further connections to Mendig every hour or every two hours from our Niederzissen station by Regiobus 810.

    Timetable Line 810 (PDF)

    Electronic Timetable from Niederzissen

We have compiled detailed suggestions for combining your excursion with a visit to the above-mentioned destinations for you under Downloads as PDF. For every operating day you will find tour suggestions for mornings, afternoons or for all-day tours.

Bus Line overview

Engeln Station

VMR 819 Engeln 210619 Foto Volkhard Stern Kopie

From Engeln station in the summer half-year, public bus lines run daily to interesting destinations in the volcanic region:

  • Line 819 "Freizeitbus Vulkanpark": The line brings you Mon-Fri twice a day with connections to our trains and on weekends every two hours to Lake Laach with Maria Laach Monastery and to Mendig (volcano brewery, Lava-Dome volcano museum and train station with connections to Koblenz). With a change into line 810 at Lake Laach you also get to Niederzissen and Sinzig. Timetable
  • Line 821 "Radbus Nettetal": Every weekend the Cycle-Bus takes you to Kempenich and further to Rieden forest lake, to Bürresheim Castle and to Mayen. All buses have a holder for bike transport so that you can easily take your bike with you. Timetable

Niederzissen station

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At Niederzissen train station you can also switch to hourly or bi-hourly bus routes through the volcanic region and thus reach other destinations:

  • Regiobus line 800: Every day at regular intervals (Mon-Fri every hour, Sat / Sun every two hours) the Regiobus 800 runs from Niederzissen train station in the direction of Königsfeld, Ramersbach and Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler. This line is ideal for your tour planning in the direction of the Ahr Valley. Timetable
  • Regiobus line 810: Line 810 takes you to Sinzig train station as well as to Maria Laach, Mendig and Mayen. By changing to line 819 at Lake Laach you will also reach our Engeln train station. Timetable

More information and all timetables you will find online on www.vrminfo.de.

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