Blick über den Gartenzaun am Wanderweg Vulcano-Pfad, © Eifel Tourismus GmbH, D. Ketz
  • Distance: 26.2 km
  • Duration: 05:30 h
  • Difficulty: hard



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The themed route can even be classed as an adventure route, and with the exception of a few natural paths runs generally on hard surfaces. 
The Mürmes nature reserve, a lava field and unique views onto the Steineberger Ley disused mine make this route unforgettable. 
Hardly anyone expects the Mürmes to contain dry maars.

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Marking of the tour:

  • Wegmarkierung Wanderweg Vulcano-Pfad
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Along the route

Schalkenmehrener Maar

Blick vom Maarkreuz aufs Schalkenmehrener Maar, © Eifel Tourismus GmbH, D. Ketz

Especially if you visit the GesundLand Vulkaneifel in summer, a detour to the Schalkenmehren Maar is a must. Located directly at the village of the same name and opposite the Weinfelder Maar, the Schalkenmehrener Maar is one of the three Dauner Maars and offers a wonderful backdrop for an extended walk or an extensive hike.

If you look closely, you can see that the Schalkenmehren Maar was once a double maar, formed by volcanic activity around 20,000 to 30,000 years ago. But the tuffs of the western maar filled up the eastern maar funnel, so that nothing can be seen of the second maar today, except for the fen vegetation that has spread in this area. Take a little discovery tour and observe numerous animal and plant species along the way!

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Hotel Schneider am Maar

Hotel Schneider am Maar

Host of the regional brand EIFEL

In a beautiful landscape, right on Schalkenmehrener Maar located, expects you a not everyday house. Come to rest and relax in the Wellness & Beaty oasis with sauna, ceramic steam bath, air bath and tecaldarium, emotional shower etc. Enjoy your personal pampering program. A large lawn with Maarblick, a garden café, garages and parking spaces can be found directly at the house. Round off the day with one of five draft beers or good wine in our Eifeler Stube in a cozy atmosphere. Sooner or later - a Eifelhotel, a family ... both from the heart.

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More information about this route

Start: Schalkenmehren

Destination: Schalkenmehren

Distance: 26.2 km

Duration: 05:30 h

Difficulty: hard

Tour-type: Hiking

Ascent: 506 m

Descent: 506 m


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