Observatorium Hoher List

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.

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.

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Opening hours

  • From May 24th to October 31st
    3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

  • From November 1st to March 30th
    8:00 PM - 11:00 PM




GesundLand Vulkaneifel GmbH
Leopoldstr. 9a
54550 Daun
Phone: (0049) 6592 951370

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