Igel, Germany

Guide for the rail traveller


Local languageGerman
Country Germany


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.

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