A detailed and enthusiastic account of a summer trip to the Eifel in Germany, one of the most beautiful regions in Europe for butterflies. The landscape in the Eifel is characterized by limy grasslands and woods. Many specimens of Argynnis paphia, Melanargia galathea and Thymelicus species were observed. Also many blues which do not occur in the Netherlands. The author is one of the prize winners of a photo competition, offered by the Dutch Butterfly Foundation.