Time traveling into the world of the Eifel volcanoes
The volcano park in the area between Mayen and Koblenz
A volcanic region in the heart of Germany – inactive but not extinct. Only 13,000 years ago the eruption of the Laacher-See-Volcano shaped Germany’s youngest landscape in the area between Mayen and Koblenz. Was this event the beginning of a new era of volcanic activity or was it the end of a period of repeating eruptions lasting many millennia?
Founded in 1996, the volcano park aimed at answering questions of the popular sciences ever since, to bring the fascination of volcanoes closer to a broader public. How is a volcano born? What is a cinder cone or a maar? Which raw materials of volcanic origin did our ancestors use over the last millennia? Which are still used today? Answers to these questions can be found in the volcano park. Only here, contrary scientific fields of expertise like volcanology, archaeology and industrial history merge into an interesting symbiosis, a guarantee for entertaining visits.
Our volcano park is not a theme park in the conventional sense. It is a place to learn as well as an adventure playground, a local recreation area as well as a destination for your next vacation, a landscape that calls for sporty activity and dreamlike recreation at the same time.
Learn about volcanoes in one of our museal facilities. Discover the many natural, cultural or industrial monuments by foot or bike. Learn, how a volcano is born, what a cinder cone is or how the Romans used raw materials of volcanic origin more than 2.000 years ago.
Visit our volcano park und succumb to the fascination of our hot history. We are looking forward to have you as our guest here in the volcano park!