Volcano Park information centre

Volcano Park information centre

Plaidt

As the central point of contact in the Volcano Park, the information centre offers an overview of the wide range of geological and archaeological themes covered in the park. 

The history of the high-temperature creation of the East Eifel is presented to visitors along with the history of quarrying in the same region, which stretches back over 7,000 years. There is also an overview of the entire Volcano Park with all its attractions.

Visitors will find information about the special features of (Eifel) vulcanism, the most important volcanoes in the East Eifel and the historical stone mining. On large backlit images and with striking film material, the “Vulcanology” exhibition area presents the history of the high-temperature creation of the East Eifel.
In the “Archaeology” exhibition, visitors are given an introduction to the history of the mining of basalt lava stone and tuff. Visitors can immerse themselves in this history in the true sense of the word. A 3D image on the floor offers a view into the mining tunnels and quarries. From Roman times via the Middle Ages to the modern era, the focus is on the way in which the valuable volcanic raw materials were mined.
In the stone experience garden, you can listen to, touch and move the volcanic stones, and hear the roar of the “river Nette” as it flows over large basalt blocks in the “roaring park” next door.
You should plan about 1 1/2 hours for a visit to the Volcano Park information centre. For guests wanting some exercise and more information, we recommend that you follow the visit with a hike along the Roman history paths along the Nette and Krufter Bach stream to the Antike Technikwelt (“world of antique technology”) at the Meurin Roman mine.

Small but perfectly formed. Anyone wanting to immerse themselves in the geology and mining history of the East Eifel should start their tour of discovery at the Volcano Park information centre. Particularly when combined with the Antike Technikwelt at the Roman mine in Meurin, the information centre also offers an interesting introduction to the Volcano Park for families with children, thanks to the low entrance charges.

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Opening hours

  • Vom May 18th bis May 18th
    Tuesday
    11:00 - 16:00 Uhr

    Wednesday
    11:00 - 16:00 Uhr

    Thursday
    11:00 - 16:00 Uhr

    Friday
    11:00 - 16:00 Uhr

    Saturday
    11:00 - 16:00 Uhr

    Sunday
    11:00 - 16:00 Uhr

Place

Plaidt

Contact

Vulkanpark GmbH
Vulkanpark-Infozentrum
56637 Plaidt
Phone: (0049)02632-9875-0
Fax: (0049)02632-9875-20

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