A romantic village? An idyllic lake? This would have been unimaginable 45,000 years ago!
Inside the Earth, huge amounts of hot magma are under great pressure and are being pushed towards the surface.
If you walk a little way further up, you will see a geological feature which is a major exception in the Volcanic Eifel.
The Infozentrum Rauschermühle, which lies between the villages of Plaidt and Saffig, is your first port of call not only for planning your journey, but also for finding out the key facts about volcanic activity and 7,000 years of rock extraction in the area.
What is going on deep beneath our feet? How does volcanic activity affect the landscape? Experience volcanic phenomena and activity at close range.
Extraction of volcanic stone from the Dachsbusch ate deeper and deeper into the old cinder cone.