All-year hiking programs in the Volcano Eifel

Short escape to the country of maares and volcanos in the Eifel

No other holiday and nature experience Region in Germany has been so strongly influenced by volcanism as the volcanic Eifel. What was created about 11,000 years ago by the elemental forces of earth, has now developed into an attractive destination for short holiday trips into the nature of the Eifel.

Together with our certified natural- and Geopark guides of the volcanic Eifel, we secure a varied, exciting and diverse nature experience program throughout the year. We take you to the treasures of this fascinating landscape. Martina Berg herself is a hiking guide for the Eifel and likes to show the natural beauty of her homeland.

Get in – start out - marvel - experience nature in the Volcano Eifel:

By bike to selected natural resources on the Maare-Moselle-bicycle route of Daun to Wittlich. Duration: about 6 hours. Guided tours of wonderful locations such as the knowledgeable European bird sanctuariy “Sang Weiher lake” and the bat roosts “Trockenmaar” in the old railway tunnel.

Adventure hikes for adults and young people aged 14 on designated trails from Gillenfeld about Holzmaar, the Sang pond and back to the starting Mürmes, where corals once lived. "The Gerolsteiner Dolomites" - immerse yourself in the colorful world of tropical reefs. Let us take you into the "hot" past of the Eifel. Learn fascinating facts about more than 200,000 years of human history.

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Fascination Maare – the blue eyes of the Eifel
Whether gently nestled into the valley or abruptly brusque sloping, they look at us, "The blue eyes" of the Eifel: the Gemündener Maar, Schalkenmehrener Maar and the vineyards Maar - also called Totenmaar - idyllic, peaceful, mystical. In the beginning, however, was the fire...
Geocaching – underway in the Word Culture Heritage -
GPS Devices are placed with a reception to 4 satellites at least, tour program for determining the coordinates and of course, the treasure. Treasure hunting or nowadays coined "Geocaching" is a very special natural experience. Art for all ages combined with modern technology.
Volcan-hikes – treasures of the Volcano Eifel
In an extraordinary backdrop of nature, you can take a look into the depths of the earth. Feel, taste and smell the different rock types. The tour offers adventure and relaxation in the heart of the Eifel.
Trip to the "wild herbs on ways, meadows, and forest edges"
Discover together, get to know, taste smell and feel, prepare and enjoy with the herbal expert Ralf Berg.
Hiking into other Worlds
From volcano to the ice cave helmets on and light on! Those who enter the Birresborn caves, will feel a chill at first. Due to a maximum temperature of up to the six degrees, the caves have been used as an ice storage for centuries during summer. One of the many uses in the course of time.
Crime-hikes: Berndorf’s crime World.
Looking for clues at the locations of the Eifel thrillers. The Eifel - a murderous landscape? What inspired Jacques Berndorf and Co.? Only a visit will be able to give answers: thus, take a walk through the crime backdrop around Hillesheim.

Other great attractions nearby:

  • Nurburgring (approx. 40 minutes)
  • Gerolsteiner Brunnen (approx. 10 minutes)
  • Zipline in Berlingen (approx. 10 minutes)
  • Kasselburg (approx. 10 minutes)
  • Outlet Center – City Outlet Bad Münstereifel (30 minutes)
  • Eifelpark Gondorf (approx. 30 minutes)
  • Phantasialand (approx. 45 minutes)
  • Trier, Luxemburg, Cologne approx. 60 minutes each
  • Teufelsschlucht – Dinosaurierpark – (45 minutes)
  • Kartbahn Dahlemer Binz, Outdoor von April – Oktober (10 minutes)
  • Schmetterlingspark Ahrhütte – 25 minutes
  • 6 different castles in the radius of 20 km



As “Geopark Host Vulkaneifel” we welcome you to the Nature Park and UNESCO Global Geopark Vulkaneifel, the land of Maars and volcanoes, a low mountain range in the heart of Europe

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Dramatic events including violent explosions and fire spewing forth from the depths of the earth have blown holes in the planet‘s surface and created mountains in the Vulkaneifel. Up until 10,000 years ago the volcanoes here still gave off smoke and most recently the Ulmen Maar was formed – Germany‘s youngest volcano. Volcanic activity hasn’t completely disappeared, it‘s just taking a little break, waiting patiently for the next eruption. Nevertheless the legacy has been impressive: some 350 small and large volcanoes, maars, lava flows and countless mineral and carbon dioxide springs. Yet the natural history of the Vulkaneifel offers even more: red sandstones, tropical reefs and powerful sea deposits tell of both peaceful and tumultuous times over the past 400 million years.

Few regions of our earth provide a comparably clear and fascinating insight into its becoming and changing. This makes the Vulkaneifel a valuable natural heritage, designated as a Nature Park as well as a UNESCO Global Geopark.


Onderweg in het land van de maaren en vulkanen

Een landschap met middelgebergte in het hartje van Europa. Tussen Bad Bertrich aan de Moesel en Ormont aan de Belgische grens bevindt zich een wat de geschiedenis van de aarde betreft buitengewoon en spannend deel van ons aardoppervlak. Het „avontuur vulkanisme“ neemt hier vorm aan, lokt gasten net zo talrijk aan als wetenschappers uit de hele wereld.
Dramatische gebeurtenissen met geweldige explosies en vuur uit het binnenste van de aarde hebben in de Vulkaneifel gaten in de aarde geslagen en bergen laten ontstaan. 10.000 jaar geleden rookten hier nog de vulkanen en tenslotte ontstond de Ulmener Maar – de jongste vulkaan van Duitsland. Het vulkanisme is nog niet verdwenen, maar heeft slechts een rustpauze ingelast en wacht geduldig op de volgende uitbarsting. Wat het echter tot dusver heeft achtergelaten, is imponerend: ongeveer 350 kleine en grote vulkanen, maaren, lavastromen en talloze mineraal- en koolzuurbronnen.
De aardgeschiedenis van de Vulkaneifel biedt echter nog meer. Rode zandsteen, tropische riffen en machtige sedimenten uit de zee vertellen hun verhaal over rustige en onrustige tijden tijdens de afgelopen 400 miljoen jaar.

We look forward to hearing from you!