Gerolstein is 50 miles (80 kilometers) away from Cologne and 90 miles (145 kilometers) from Frankfurt.
Staying in only one place, no matter how popular, will only ever furnish you with a narrow window into the broader qualities of a region. So be sure to set aside enough time to delve into Rhineland-Palatinate's other sights and attractions. Philippsheim, 19 miles (31 kilometers) to the north, and Wittlich, 20 miles (32 kilometers) to the northwest of Gerolstein are also waiting to be discovered.
Trier is about 35 miles (56 kilometers) from Gerolstein. This center offers a some great things to see, such as Cathedral of Trier (Trierer Dom), Rhineland Museum and Church of Our Lady (Liebfrauenkirche). Fell Exhibition Slate Mine and Black Gate are also well-worth calling into while you are in Trier.
If you're on the lookout for things to see that won't blow the budget, why not take a little tour of Rhineland-Palatinate's many outdoor popular farms and open-air museums. If you are after things to do inside, head to Rhineland-Palatinate's excellent theaters, art museums and art galleries. These are great places to to soak up some of the region's culture and perhaps pick up a souvenir.
The area around Gerolstein offers plenty of excellent ways to experience its unique landscapes. Thrill seekers can enquire about one of the mountain biking or hiking adventures on offer. Mix education and relaxation on your vacation by joining one of the area's fascinating city walking tours, winery tours and segway tours.
When it's time to leave this special place, bid a fond Tschüss (farewell) to the local characters you have met and the locations you've been.