Blick auf das Weinfelder Maar und das Schalkenmehrener Maar

Walks around the Eifel maars

The water-filled sinkholes, many of them perfect circles, are the trademark of the unspoilt volcanic Eifel region in the Rhineland Palatinate uplands. At first glance, they look like lakes, but they are really a throwback to a volcanic eruption, one of many in the history of volcanic activity in the Eifel. The three Daun maars – the Weinfelder, Schalkenmehrener and Gemündener Maar – are among the most popular maars, also called the ‘eyes of the Eifel’. There are plenty of opportunities for walks in the unique natural landscape surrounding the maars. We have put together some circular routes.
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Hiking Trail · Eifel
HeimatSpur MaareGlück
Top moderate
10.9 km
3:30 h
320 m
320 m

On this varied hike, let the fascination of the peaceful Daun Maars take hold of you.

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from Vera Merten / GesundLand Vulkaneifel,   Eifel Tourismus GmbH
Top moderate
14.6 km
3:57 h
241 m
241 m

Natur pur auf dem Vulcano-Pfad! Zuerst beeindruckt das Schalkenmehrener Maar mit tiefblauem Wasser. Dann geht es vorbei an Naturschutzgebieten mit ...

2
from Vera Merten / GesundLand Vulkaneifel,   Eifel Tourismus GmbH
Top moderate
20.5 km
5:30 h
293 m
293 m

This hike allows you to get to know volcanism. You will pass by the Trautzberg Maar and the Strohner Schweiz: testimonies of a unique history.    

2
from Vera Merten / GesundLand Vulkaneifel,   Eifel Tourismus GmbH
Hiking Trail · Eifel
HeimatSpur Burbergweg
Top moderate
13.1 km
3:45 h
258 m
258 m

The Burberg in Schutz is the namesake of this hike. The unique volcanic mountain offers cultural treasures due to the remains of a Roman ...

3
from Vera Merten / GesundLand Vulkaneifel,   Eifel Tourismus GmbH
Top moderate
22.1 km
6:30 h
385 m
385 m

This hike focuses on the old mills around Mückeln and Strotzbüsch. But you can also enjoy the wonderful natural landscape with lonely stream valleys.

3
from Vera Merten / GesundLand Vulkaneifel,   Eifel Tourismus GmbH
Hiking Trail · Eifel
HeimatSpur Großer Dauner
Top moderate
29.1 km
8:15 h
710 m
708 m

The Heimatspur Großer Dauner leads through nature around the town of Daun and along the Maare. It can be walked in countless variations through ...

from Vera Merten / GesundLand Vulkaneifel,   Eifel Tourismus GmbH
Top moderate
16.6 km
5:00 h
376 m
376 m

The circular hike starting in Manderscheid leads past many a highlight to two fairytale waters of the Volcanic Eifel: the Windsborn crater lake and ...

from Vera Merten / GesundLand Vulkaneifel,   Eifel Tourismus GmbH
Hiking Trail · Eifel
HeimatSpur Ulmener Acht
Top moderate
21 km
6:00 h
193 m
208 m

The unspoilt landscape of the volcanic Eifel, deep forests, green stream valleys, the Jungferweiher nature reserve and the youngest maar in the ...

from Vera Merten / GesundLand Vulkaneifel,   Eifel Tourismus GmbH
Top moderate open
10.6 km
3:00 h
110 m
110 m

Der  Rundweg um das Vulkandorf Steffeln/ Eifel führt  zu den besonderen vulkanologischen Sehenswürdigkeiten um Steffeln und Auel.

4
from Ute Klinkhammer / Tourist-Information Gerolsteiner Land,   Eifel Tourismus GmbH
Top moderate open
10.5 km
3:00 h
227 m
227 m

Entdecken Sie die Landschaft und das Eichholzmaar rund um den landschaftlichen Ort Duppach.

3
from Ute Klinkhammer / Tourist-Information Gerolsteiner Land,   Eifel Tourismus GmbH
Hiking Trail · Eifel
Booser Doppelmaartour
Top easy
9.1 km
2:40 h
146 m
146 m

Hiking holiday as a journey back in time to a “hot past“. That is how the hiking tour through the volcanic scenery of the Eifel can also be ...

15
from Nicole Pfeifer,   Rhein-Mosel-Eifel-Touristik
Top moderate
22.9 km
5:45 h
615 m
615 m

Eine abwechslungsreiche Route, vorbei an Vulkankegeln, Eifel-Seen und durch schattige Waldstücke. Auf halber Strecke bietet sich die Möglichkeit zu ...

2
from Sarah Stein Touris-Information Vulkanregion Laacher See,   Eifel Tourismus GmbH
Top moderate open
15.8 km
4:25 h
350 m
350 m

Start und Ziel des qualitativ hochwertigen 15,8 km langen malerischen Rundwanderweges ist der Wanderparkplatz „Rodder Maar“ zwischen Roder und ...

2
from Sarah Stein Touris-Information Vulkanregion Laacher See,   Eifel Tourismus GmbH