The Eifel's deepest blue eye

The Eifel's deepest blue eye

In-depth insights to the landscape-shaping Eifel ...

The Vulkaneifel is one of the youngest volcanic regions in Central Europe and attracts scientists from all over the world due to its uniqueness, combined with some world famous outcrops.

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The Eifel's deepest blue eye

In-depth insights to the landscape shaping Eifel volcanic activity near Gillenfeld

The Vulkaneifel is one of the youngest volcanic regions in Central Europe and attracts scientists from all over the world due to its uniqueness, combined with some world famous outcrops. The Pulvermaar system on a fault zone extending from north to south is a classic, text book volcano system.
Vulkaneifel - Nature and Geopark

This tour has been designed in cooperation with Natur- und Geopark Vulkaneifel GmbH

The Pulvermaar has all of the features of maar typical of the region and is made accessible by an expert guide. In order to gain overview of the region, we walk through the topography of the volcano system with a searching eye and sturdy footwear while two different maar stages and a cinder cone are discovered and knowledge is provided. With the information we gain, we dive into a geological window in the form of an outcrop (tephra pit) in which we read the mechanisms of a maar volcano eruption like a book under expert instruction. With a geologist's pick, magnifying glass, helmet and goggles, we even look at the visible to grasp it and gain deeper insight. The memories you gain are proof of this perceptive experience day.

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The services

We have put the following services together for you. The programme is designed for small groups.

Half day walk
approx. 4 hours
Walk for "volcano researchers"
On this walk to the Pulvermaar, you will use a geologist's pick and magnifying glass to take a searching look behind the scenes of volcanism.
Guided tours with our nature guide
Tours with experts
Our nature guide knows the answer to whatever you want to know about vulcanology, mineralogy or orchids in the Eifel.
Overview map with route guide and glossary
Well informed
Information on the route and specialists terms are always at hand thanks to the overview map and glossary.