Observatorium Hoher List
The astronomical institutes of the University of Bonn built an observatory (1953/54) on the volcano group "Hoher List" near Schalkenmehren.
Since 2012, the most modern building of the entire facility has been taken over and operated by the Astronomical Association Vulkaneifel (AVV).
In 2015, the observatory was acknowledged as a historic monument, which prevented it from being demolished.
The entire facility is currently owned privately by a physicist who has worked in astronomical research for many years.
Regular tours of Observatory, on the subject of astronomy, take place every Saturday from 3 April to 3 October at 3 p.m. A special lecture on Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m. takes place on the 3rd Wednesday of each month. Advance registration is required and can be done under Telphone no. (+49) 65
Admission: Adults EUR 5.00 and children EUR 2.50.
Various astronomical events as well as artistic exhibitions and musical performances are held distributed over the year.
The location of the observatory is such that it is a popular destination/ tour for hikers as well.