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Schalkenmehrener Maar

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  • Blick vom Maarkreuz aufs Schalkenmehrener Maar
    / Blick vom Maarkreuz aufs Schalkenmehrener Maar
    Photo: Dominik Ketz, CC BY-SA, Eifel Tourismus GmbH, D. Ketz
  • / Schalkenmehren mit Maar Luftaufmnahme
    Photo: GesundLand Vulkaneifel/D. Ketz
  • / Schalkenmehren- und Weinfelder Maar von oben
    Photo: GesundLand Vulkaneifel/D. Ketz
  • / Maar im Sommer
    Photo: GesundLand Vulkaneifel/D. Ketz
  • / Schalkenmehrener Maar mit Bäume
    Photo: GesundLand Vulkaneifel/D. Ketz
  • / Wanderwege am Maar
    Photo: Foto & Quelle: GesundLand Vulkaneifel, CC BY-SA, GesundLand Vulkaneifel
  • / Infotafel am Maar
    Photo: Foto & Quelle: GesundLand Vulkaneifel, CC BY-SA, GesundLand Vulkaneifel
  • / Die Dauner Maare
    Photo: GesundLand Vulkaneifel/D. Ketz

Especially if you visit the GesundLand Vulkaneifel in summer, a detour to the Schalkenmehren Maar is a must. Located directly at the village of the same name and opposite the Weinfelder Maar, the Schalkenmehrener Maar is one of the three Dauner Maars and offers a wonderful backdrop for an extended walk or an extensive hike.

If you look closely, you can see that the Schalkenmehren Maar was once a double maar, formed by volcanic activity around 20,000 to 30,000 years ago. But the tuffs of the western maar filled up the eastern maar funnel, so that nothing can be seen of the second maar today, except for the fen vegetation that has spread in this area. Take a little discovery tour and observe numerous animal and plant species along the way!

Especially if you visit the GesundLand Vulkaneifel in summer, a detour to the Schalkenmehren Maar is a must. Located directly at the village of the same name and opposite the Weinfelder Maar, the Schalkenmehrener Maar is one of the three Dauner Maars and offers a wonderful backdrop for an extended walk or an extensive hike.

In high summer, the Schalkenmehren Maar is a popular place to go for families with children and anyone who wants to refresh themselves in the cool water. Swimming in the Schalkenmehrener Maar open-air natural pool, boating and surfing are then possible. After an extensive day of swimming, Schalkenmehren's restaurants and cafés invite you for coffee and cake or a hearty snack.

If you look closely, you can see that the Schalkenmehren Maar was once a double maar, formed by volcanic activity around 20,000 to 30,000 years ago. But the tuffs of the western maar filled up the eastern maar funnel, so that nothing can be seen of the second maar today, except for the fen vegetation that has spread in this area. Take a little discovery tour and observe numerous animal and plant species along the way!

What is a maar?
The term maar is derived from the Latin "mare" (=sea). It is a type of funnel-shaped volcano formed by eruptions of water vapour, which is "blasted" into the landscape and often presents itself as a bowl-like shape. A maar is formed when rising magma meets water-bearing rock layers. Violent explosions occur and the surrounding rock is shredded together with the magma into its smallest components and thrown out of the explosion funnel. A cavity forms in the area of the explosion hearth, which merges into an explosion vent. As the rock above the cavity collapses, the explosion vent becomes a collapse or maar funnel. After the volcanic activity subsided, the funnels subsequently filled with water. A total of over 70 maar volcanoes have been counted in the Eifel, twelve maars are still filled with water today, the rest have already silted up.

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Can be visited the whole year through. This is the only Maar lake with an asphalted road around it for a walk, a bicycle, inliner or even a wheelchair ride.



Coordinates

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50.169092, 6.859245
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50°10'08.7"N 6°51'33.3"E
UTM
32U 347123 5559625
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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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Duration 3:30 h
Ascent 320 m
Descent 320 m

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Distance 34.7 km
Duration 12:00 h
Ascent 657 m
Descent 672 m

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Duration 16:42 h
Ascent 652 m
Descent 652 m

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Distance 7.7 km
Duration 2:00 h
Ascent 154 m
Descent 154 m

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Distance 29.1 km
Duration 8:15 h
Ascent 710 m
Descent 708 m

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Ascent 862 m
Descent 700 m

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Ascent 564 m
Descent 652 m

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Name
Distance
Duration
Ascent
Descent
recommended route HeimatSpur Lehwaldweg
7.7 km
2:00 h
154 m
154 m
52.6 km
5:00 h
538 m
824 m
58.5 km
4:45 h
381 m
669 m
58.5 km
4:25 h
592 m
309 m
23.3 km
7:05 h
459 m
555 m
recommended route HeimatSpur MaareGlück
10.9 km
3:30 h
320 m
320 m
14.6 km
3:57 h
241 m
241 m
recommended route Ville-Eifel-Weg (2) – 6. Etappe
22.9 km
6:42 h
616 m
669 m
recommended route Vulkaneifel-Trail: Vulcano Path
26.2 km
16:42 h
652 m
652 m
78 km
22:35 h
1,876 m
1,968 m
202.2 km
110:23 h
3,912 m
3,829 m
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Schalkenmehrener Maar

Mehrener Str. 20
54552 Schalkenmehren
Phone (0049) 6592 1213
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