Igel, Germany

Rail Guide to Igel


The town of Igel is in western Germany, close to the border with Luxembourg. Its most famous feature is the Igel Column, a 23 metre Roman column built on the tomb of a cloth merchant family. Dating back to 250 AD, the monument is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It’s not the only Roman relic however; in the vineyards surrounding the town there is a two-storey Roman temple that has been used for wedding ceremonies since 2003. Igel has a population of just over 2,000 people, therefore most amenities are located in nearby larger towns, however you will find a few hotels within walking distance of the column.