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Basalt Park

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  • / Basaltpark im Winter
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  • / Basaltsee im Winter
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  • / Basaltsee
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  • / Kugelbasalt im Basaltpark
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  • / Basaltpark
    Photo: Dominik Ketz/ Tourist-Info Bad Marienberg
  • / Basaltpark Tafel
    Photo: Dominik Ketz/ Tourist-Info Bad Marienberg
The basalt park is one of the distinctive landmarks of Bad Marienberg.

The basalt park is one of the distinctive landmarks of Bad Marienberg. The open-air museum allows you to enjoy interesting
Insights into the volcanic activity of the region about 25 million years ago.
The park represents the history of basalt mining, which has been an important economic activity for centuries.

for the citizens in and around Bad Marienberg.
The geological processes and earlier mining methods are vividly documented in the basalt park.
Around the recultivated quarry you can still see the different types and crystallisation forms of basalt.
Characteristic: Pentagonal or hexagonal columns in various thicknesses and heights, often visible in "milestones".
The basalt park can be reached via Bismarckstraße in the direction of Zinhain.
The southern entrance is located approx. 500 m from the corner of Bahnhofsstraße/Bismarckstraße on the right-hand side.
The circular path with information boards is open all year round and admission is free.

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The basalt park can be visited freely at any time without admission.


50.645488, 7.938673
50°38'43.8"N 7°56'19.2"E
32U 424961 5610940
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Basalt Park

Bismarckstraße 66
56470 Bad Marienberg
Phone (0049) 02661 - 7031

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Top moderate
15.5 km
1:20 h
278 m
278 m

Diese kleine Radtour ist die richtige Wahl, wenn ich etwas Bewegung brauche, aber keinen Tagesausflug machen will. Alternativ kann ich die Tour ...

from Maja Büttner,   Westerwald Touristik-Service
Top moderate closed
7.2 km
2:01 h
128 m
130 m

An eventful way - past the Wolfsteine and many other Bad Marienberg sights. The 7 km long circular path is especially suitable for families, as ...

from Kerstin Schmidt,   Westerwald Touristik-Service
Top difficult Stage 8
15.1 km
5:00 h
321 m
397 m

This stage of the trail begins with the 'Westerwald view' at the basalt and wildlife park. Just before Hachenburg, where the stage ends, there is a ...

from Michael Sterr,   Westerwald Touristik-Service
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