Landesblick Meerfelder Maar

Meerfeld

Above the largest Maar funnel in the Eifel, the Meerfelder Maar, you can already see a viewpoint, the Landesblick, from far away. In front of it, you look down on at least 30,000 years of natural history, into a very large and wide Maar funnel. The Maar only occupies about half of the space in the Maartrichter. Nestled against the steep southern slopes of the other half is the idyllic village of Meerfeld, not only worth a look, its restaurants with their excellent cuisine will also spoil your palate.

Discover the "Landesblick" viewing platform, perched high up on the crater rim, which reveals an unforgettable view of the surrounding countryside and the Meerfeld maar. The effort of the climb to 515 metres above sea level is worth it, because the far-reaching view in all directions is fantastic. Benches below the tower are excellent for a picnic during a hike.

These hiking trails lead past the Meerfelder Maar: Heimatspur LW Lava Trail, VulkaMaar Trail, Geo-Route Maarmuseum Manderscheid, Volcano Trail (Eifelverein No. 13).

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Opening hours

  • From April 15th to April 15th
    Monday
    00:00 - 23:59

    Tuesday
    00:00 - 23:59

    Wednesday
    00:00 - 23:59

    Thursday
    00:00 - 23:59

    Friday
    00:00 - 23:59

    Saturday
    00:00 - 23:59

    Sunday
    00:00 - 23:59

Accessible all year round

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Meerfeld

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Meerfelder Maar
Meerbachstraße
54531 Meerfeld
Phone: (0049)171 8010610

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