Adenau is a town in the Hocheifel. this belong to the district Landkreis Ahrweiler in Rheinland-Pfalz and is administrative center of the Verbandsgemeinde Adenau, Adenau is a nationally recongnized Fremdenverkehrsort and under state planning as a Mittelzentrum by obligation.
Adenau is located in the valley of Adenauer Bachs, a right tribuary of Ahr, in Adenau with Exbach, Mittelbach, Näßbach and Krekelbach its part receives some tributaries laterally. the valley of the waters rise around northwest of Hüstert ( ), north of Kirchberg ( ), Breite Heide ( ) and wouth of Kallenhard ( ). The municipal territory includes the state forest Adenau and Landschaftsschutzgebiet „Rhein-Ahr-Eifel“ and also reaches to the outer northeast of Hohen Acht with height at its highest point on the Bodenpunkt. The district Breidscheid lies within the Nordschleife fo the Nürburgrings, which runs in the immediate vicinity of the the district Adenauer Forst and Exmühle