Under the towering heights, dense forests, crystal-clear streams, round lakes, fragrant meadows and pretty little villages standing nicely above the surface, mighty forces bubble away in the Volcanic Eifel.
The Volcanic Eifel has been shaped by fire and water and is now the site of around 350 volcanoes of all shapes and sizes, volcanic craters, lava flows and no end of mineral and carbonated springs. Sandstones, tropical reefs and mighty marine deposits tell tales of the earth's history that date back even further. All of this has earned the Volcanic Eifel a reputation as a valuable area of natural heritage. It has even been designated a European Geopark, making it part of the Global Geopark Network supported by UNESCO. Geological museums explain the scientific phenomena at play, whilst carefully selected cycle paths and hiking trails reveal the treasures of this fascinating landscape.