Inside the Earth, huge amounts of hot magma are under great pressure and are being pushed towards the surface.
A romantic village? An idyllic lake? This would have been unimaginable 45,000 years ago!
A volcano erupts. Hot drops of lava are thrown out of the vent and fall onto other fragments of lava which have been spewed out during earlier eruptions.
Extraction of volcanic stone from the Dachsbusch ate deeper and deeper into the old cinder cone.
Clay and sand particles float around gently and settle on top of each other in layers on the seabed. But this tranquillity comes to an abrupt end.
During the eruption of the Bausenberg Volcano, which lasted only a few weeks, a cinder cone was formed.
Two volcanic eruptions created a mountain where there was none before. The first eruption took place about 32 million years ago: Rising magma forced its way up through layers of slate, limestone and sandstone and with immense power dragged blocks of rock up with it.