Ettringer Bellerberg - Vulkanpark


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"Ettringer Bellerberg"

is also the starting point for a hike to the "Ettringer Beller Berg". About 200,000 years ago, three massive lava flows flowed from the volcano into the area below the volcano.

But the fantastic view is worth the ascent to the Ettringer Beller mountain. The 428 m high summit offers a wonderful view over the actual "vent" of the volcano, you can overlook almost all of the numerous volcanoes of the Eastern Eifel. The view also sweeps far across the landscape to the Rhine; but also in the crater, which is surrounded by the Beller mountain range in the west and in the east of the "Kottenheimer Büden" pliers. The crater area, through which a dirt road leads, is now used for agriculture.

Also in the volcano park, visitors learn more about the volcanological origin of our region in more than 20 landscape and natural monuments. Here volcanism is vividly illustrated and explained fascinatingly on the basis of information boards and information boards. Mostly hiking trails lead through the stations, some of which, as in our case, were built on former industrial estates ("Ettringer Lay" and "Kottenheimer Winfeld").

In the district parish of Vordereifel there is next to the "Ettringer Bellerberg" also the "Kottenheimer Büden", both trails are developed and illustrated with boards.

The four volcano parking stations in the Vordereifel are also connected by the volcanological hiking trail - this connection of several volcano park stations is incidentally a novelty in the volcano park.

In addition, interested guests in several information centers in the region can use films or models to give a vivid picture of the processing of the rock as far back as Roman times.

Ettringer Bellerberg: Am Beller Berg 3, 56729 Ettringen

GPS coordinates: N50 ° 21.118 'E007 ° 13.683'

Kottenheimer books: K20, 56736 Kottenheim

GPS coordinates: N50 ° 21.355 'E007 ° 14.243'

Information under the motto: "The volcanoes are among us";

and all stations of the volcano park can be found at:




Touristik-Büro Vordereifel
Kelberger Straße 26
56727 Mayen
Phone: (0049) 2651 800 995
Fax: (0049) 2651 800 920

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