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Big Bang at the Meerfeld Maar


Published by detlefpalm , 30 October 2018, 19h12.

Region: World » Germany » Westliche Mittelgebirge » Eifel
Date of the hike:28 October 2018
Hiking grading: T2 - Mountain hike
Time: 3:45
Height gain: 326 m 1069 ft.
Height loss: 326 m 1069 ft.
Route:14.3 km
Access to start point:The Heidsmühle is signposted in Manderscheid

The Vulkaneifel (Eifel of the Volcanoes) has more to offer than just the trilogy of Maares near Daun. The Meerfelder Maar is said to be the largest of the Maares.

A hike to the Meerfeld Maar can be suitably combined with hiking the Wolfsschlucht, the Mosenberg, the Windsborn crater and untold other scenic spots.

In fall, you may encounter many other delights, such as free apples and pears along the way, or pumpkin self-service-stations. Throughout the year, you will pass a garden-size model train set (complete with a rope-way for hikr clients), though it may operate in fine weather only. You will also come across a sculpture memorizing the Big Bang (Urknall).

The hike starts at the Heidsmühle, a Hotel and Restaurant. We also recommend a break at the Gasthaus Weiler in Bettenfeld. Bettenfeld is a sleepy village without much telephone-coverage, but instead offers pork knuckle for lunch (at least during a Sunday in fall) 

Hike partners: detlefpalm


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