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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

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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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Maarmuseum in Manderscheid, © Eifel Tourismus GmbH

Maarmuseum Manderscheid

Manderscheid

Experience an adventure and travel to the center of the earth! Climb into the capsule of the "Terranaut" at the Maarmuseum Manderscheid and dare an expedition into the unknown. See the red-hot core of the earth, feel the earth shake under your feet and experience being spat out again like lava from a volcano! Science comes alive at the Maarmuseum Manderscheid…

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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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Innenansicht, © Touristik GmbH Gerolsteiner Land

Gerolstein Natural History Museum - journeys in time on the Eifelsteig

Gerolstein

The Natural History Museum (“Naturkundemuseum”) in the former town hall of Gerolstein follows in the tracks of nature.

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Vulkanhaus Strohn Außenansicht, © GesundLand Vulkaneifel

Strohn Volcano House

Strohn

In the Strohn Volcano House (“Vulkanhaus Strohn”), fundamental volcanic phenomena are explained, taking examples from the immediate surrounding area.

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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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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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Infozentrum Rauschermühle, © VG Pellenz/Manea

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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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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Familienaction im Lava-Dome, © Eifel Tourismus GmbH, D. Ketz

Lava-Dome - Deutsches Vulkanmuseum

Mendig

The Lava Dome is a very special museum in the Volcano Park in the East Eifel. On 700 square metres it is not "museum-like", but spectacular - for children and adults, for absolute newcomers and for those who are pre-informed about volcanism. In the "Land of Volcanoes", a multimedia show tells the story of two violent volcanic eruptions…

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Eingang Vulkanmuseum, © GesundLand Vulkaneifel

Eifel Volcano Museum

Daun

Visit the Volcano Museum Daun and let yourself be taken back to the explosive time of volcanism! Discover how the GesundLand Vulkaneifel was created from seething lava thousands of years ago and let us show you where the remnants of this eventful time can still be found today…

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