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Land Rheinland-Pfalz

North Eifel Christmas Route

I have sat down and planned my "Christmas Route" for this weekend...starting in Bitburg Germany

Just about all of these places I have never been before. If you could look at this and share any tips you might have to help me on this trip I would appreciate it.

I will be needing a place to stay some place near Aachen and of course, I will be looking for great places to eat all along the way!

If you have any knowlege of local events scheduled during this time please pop me a note so I can adjust my plans


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Take the A60 north toward LÜTTICH (LIÈGE)

Turn RIGHT onto B51 / E29.

Take the ramp toward PRÜM / SCHÖNECKEN

**** Visit the Church at PRÜM

Take the L5 north...L5 becomes B265

Stop at Losheim, Nordrhein-Westfalen DE (about 50 miles total)

**** Visit the Ardenner Shopping Center -- home of the Krippana, Nativity Specialty Store

http://www.ardenner-center.net/


Take the B265 North into Belgium; where it will become N658

Pass through Murringen and Rocherath

Loop back into Germany, where the road becomes L245

Then turn Left (NW) onto B258, drive through Hofen, and onto Monschau

*** Stop at Monschau (70 miles)

monschau.de/tourist-informat...

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spotlightgermany.com/article...

http://www.weihnachtsmarkt-monschau.de/


Travel north on B258, through Imgenbroich and Konzen

Where B258 merges with B399 continue Left (NW), continue on past Charliersmuhle

B258 becomes Monschauer Str, this will take you to A44

Follow A44 north to Aachen

**** Stop in Aachen (Spend night near or in Aachen)
(aprox 100 miles total)

**** Must See Aachen Cathedral

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aachen.de/EN/ts/Current_info...

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Take the B57 North...continue on the A4 west

After crossing into the Netherlands A4 will become A76

Continue west, merging into A79 towards Maastricht

Take EXIT 4 toward HULSBERG / VALKENBURG

**** Stop at Valkenburg (120 miles total)

kasteelvalkenburg.nl/en/sub_...

http://www.valkenburg.nl

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Travel back up to the A79, continue west into Maastricht

**** Stop in Maastricht (aprox. 140 miles total)

http://www.vvvmaastricht.nl/

http://www.winterland.nl/


Time to go home....

Take the A2 south towards Liege

**** Stop for dinner
(Take a detour on the E40 to exit 33, Juprelle / Rotcourt)

***Near the Cora-Mart; PS - Cora is the French's answer to Walmart...which spells S-H-O-P-P-I-N-G

http://www.vaudree.be

Chauss'ee de Tongress 13
4151 Juprelle
Tel 04/246.02.67


Get back on the A2, take the E42, heading south towards Spa / Verviers / Trier -- watch closely for this exit !!!

Cross into Germany near St Vith...E42 becomes A60

End (Total trip distance, aproximately 250 miles)





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