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Meerfelder Maar

Crater/Maar · Eifel
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  • Meerfelder Maar
    / Meerfelder Maar
    Photo: Natur- und Geopark
  • / Maar von oben
  • / Entspannung am Maar
  • / Maar
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    Photo: Natur- und Geopark

the largest maar in the Western Eifel
The basal complex consists of Lower Devonian siltstone, sandstone, greywacke and quartzite (Eckfeld- and Reudelsterz layers) as well as Triassic sandstone (medium mottled sandstone), partly covered by the maar tuffs. Particularities In 1877 German emperor Wilhelm I gifted 12,000 Reichsmark to the people of Meerfeld so they could lower the lake level by 2 m for land reclamation. In 2008 the International Union of Geosciences determined the Meerfeld maar a regional type locality to define the geographical Pleistocene/Holocene limit. The longest drilling core with sediments of the Meerfeld maar is 45 m long, documenting 25,000 years of climatic history.

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Routes through this place

Type
Name
Distance
Duration
Ascent
Descent
16.2 km
4:57 h
444 m
356 m
22.2 km
2:00 h
460 m
490 m
184.4 km
52:27 h
4007 m
3716 m
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Meerfelder Maar

Leopoldstr. 9a 
54550 Daun
Phone (0049) 6592 951370
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862 m
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Graded long-distance hiking trail · Eifel

Vulkanweg (13) - Gesamtverlauf

June 11, 2018
moderate
184.4 km
52:27 h
4007 m
3716 m
by Hans-Eberhard Peters,   Eifelverein e. V.
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