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
recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 10.9 km
Duration 3:30 h
Ascent 320 m
Descent 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
recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 14.6 km
Duration 3:57 h
Ascent 241 m
Descent 241 m

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

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from Vera Merten / GesundLand Vulkaneifel,   Eifel Tourismus GmbH
recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 20.5 km
Duration 5:30 h
Ascent 293 m
Descent 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.    

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from Vera Merten / GesundLand Vulkaneifel,   Eifel Tourismus GmbH
Hiking Trail · Eifel
HeimatSpur Burbergweg
recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 13.1 km
Duration 3:45 h
Ascent 258 m
Descent 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 ...

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from Vera Merten / GesundLand Vulkaneifel,   Eifel Tourismus GmbH
recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 21.9 km
Duration 6:30 h
Ascent 369 m
Descent 364 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.

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from Vera Merten / GesundLand Vulkaneifel,   Eifel Tourismus GmbH
Hiking Trail · Eifel
HeimatSpur Großer Dauner
recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 29.1 km
Duration 8:15 h
Ascent 710 m
Descent 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
recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 16.6 km
Duration 5:00 h
Ascent 376 m
Descent 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 ...

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from Vera Merten / GesundLand Vulkaneifel,   Eifel Tourismus GmbH
Hiking Trail · Eifel
HeimatSpur Ulmener Acht
recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 21 km
Duration 6:00 h
Ascent 193 m
Descent 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
recommended route Difficulty moderate open
Distance 10.6 km
Duration 3:00 h
Ascent 110 m
Descent 110 m

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

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from Ute Klinkhammer / Tourist-Information Gerolsteiner Land,   Eifel Tourismus GmbH
recommended route Difficulty moderate open
Distance 10.5 km
Duration 3:00 h
Ascent 227 m
Descent 227 m

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

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from Ute Klinkhammer / Tourist-Information Gerolsteiner Land,   Eifel Tourismus GmbH
Hiking Trail · Eifel
Booser Doppelmaartour
recommended route Difficulty easy
Distance 9.1 km
Duration 2:40 h
Ascent 146 m
Descent 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 ...

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from Nicole Pfeifer,   Rhein-Mosel-Eifel-Touristik
recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 22.9 km
Duration 5:45 h
Ascent 615 m
Descent 615 m

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

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from Sarah Stein Tourist-Information Vulkanregion Laacher See,   Eifel Tourismus GmbH
recommended route Difficulty moderate open
Distance 15.8 km
Duration 4:25 h
Ascent 350 m
Descent 350 m

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

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