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.
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.
The Infozentrum Brohltal/Laacher See is the first port of call for holiday-makers in the Brohltal. This is where you can get an overview of the wide range of leisure activities and places of interest in this area.
Extraction of volcanic stone from the Dachsbusch ate deeper and deeper into the old cinder cone.