Schalkenmehrener Maar


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The Schalkenmehren maars are lined up along a fissure running SE to NW. About 20,000 to 30,000 years ago they erupted: one by one: the dry maar, the low-moor bog, then the water-filled maar, probably a double maar.The fissure which allowed the magma to rise up, breaches numerous Lower Devonian strata. Some are abundant in fossils, such as the Eckfeld layers named after the homonymous maar.

Schalkenmehrener Doppelmaar
Coordinates: 50°10´10´´ N
06°51´29´´ E
Elevation: 422 m (AMSL)
Cone diameter: 1.100 m
Cone depth: 90 m
Lake diameter: 554 m N-S, 502 m W-E
Lake depth: 21 m

Schalkenmehrener Flachmoor
Coordinates: 50°10´13´´ N
06°51´51´´ E
Elevation: 423 m (AMSL)
Cone diameter: 600 m
Cone depth: 40 m
Bog diameter: 168 m N-S, 377 m W-E

Schalkenmehrener Trockenmaar
Coordinates: 50°10´27´´ N
06°51´46´´ E
Elevation: 459 m (AMSL)
Cone diameter: 500 m
Cone depth: 70 m

At a glance

Opening hours

  • From January 1st to December 31st

    Can be visited the whole year through. This is the only Maar lake with an asphalted road around it for a walk, a bicycle, inliner or even a wheelchair ride.




Ortsgemeinde Schalkenmehren
Mehrener Str. 20
54552 Schalkenmehren
Phone: (0049) 6592 1213


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