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Museum zum Vulkanismus in der Eifel, © Eifel Tourismus GmbH, D. Ketz

Museums on volcanicity and geology

There are a number of museums on volcanicity and geology in the Eifel

There are a number of museums on volcanicity and geology in the Eifel. Each museum has its own focal area, making natural phenomena easier to understand. Take an interactive journey in time to the world of the Eifel volcanoes!

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Führung im Lavakeller Mendig, © Eifel Tourismus GmbH, D. Ketz

Lavakeller – Einmalige Landschaft in der Tiefe

Mendig

There are many steps leading deep down below the town of Mendig: Here in the lava cellars, in the middle of the cooled volcanic rock, it is consistently cold even in the hottest summers, there is a mysterious dim light, there is the smell of moisture…

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Steinkiste Ausstellungsvitrine, © GesundLand Vulkaneifel/Hans-Jürgen Neuhaus

Steinkiste am Markt

Manderscheid

Collection of a stone-rich man: Hans Stölben is a stone-rich man in the true sense of the word.

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Abtauchen in die Stollenwelt, © Eifel Tourismus GmbH, D. Ketz

Eifelmuseum - Deutsches Schieferbergwerk

Mayen

In a tunnel system, visitors get an insight into the slate mining of bygone days.

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Devonium in Waxweiler, © Hans-Peter Gasper

Devonium

Waxweiler

This museum tells one of the most exciting evolutionary stories. The Earth had already existed for thousands of millions of years before a green revolution created the basis for life as we know it about 400,000 years ago.

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Römerbergwerk Meurin Logo, © Vulkanpark GmbH

Roman mine at Meurin

Kretz

In the Roman mine at Meurin, visitors enter an underground world where Roman miners and soldiers worked.

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Erlebniswelten Grubenfeld, Spannende Einblicke, © Vulkanpark, Martin Christ

Erlebniswelten Grubenfeld (mining site Experience Worlds)

Mayen

What did humans do with the volcanic rocks? What did they create from them? How did they obtain these rocks? And how were they able to shape them? The quarry field Volcano Park experience centre has interesting answers to all these questions.

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Vulkanpark Infozentrum, © Eifel Tourismus GmbH/Dominik Ketz

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.  

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NKM Gerolstein, © Jochen Hank

Gerolstein Natural History Museum - journeys in time on the Eifelsteig

Gerolstein

The Natural History Museum in the old town hall of Gerolstein is on the trail of nature. In addition to minerals, rocks and fossils from the region, there are also exhibits from the prehistoric and early history as well as the most species-rich collection of butterflies in the Eifel…

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Steinmetz beim Messen, © Kappest/Vulkanregion Laacher See

Steinmetzbahnhof mit Tuffsteinmuseum

Weibern

The museum provides information about the historical stonemasonry in Weibern and shows a stone collection of local materials.

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Unterirdische Entdeckungen im Eifelmuseum, © Eifel Tourismus GmbH, D. Ketz

Eifelmuseum - EifelTotal

Mayen

Genovevaburg castle is a symbol of the town of Mayen. It can be seen from far and wide, towering over the town centre. Inside, it is home to the Eifelmuseum with the exhibiton "EifelTotal" and the German Slate Quarry Museum.

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