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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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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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Erlebniswelten Grubenfeld, Spannende Einblicke, © Vulkanpark, Martin Christ
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Abtauchen in die Stollenwelt, © Eifel Tourismus GmbH, D. Ketz
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Deutsches Schieferbergwerk

Mayen

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

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

Lavakeller – Unterirdische Kathedrale aus Basalt

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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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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