The millstone caves of the Rother Kopf
The millstone caves are located northwest of Gerolstein, between the districts of Müllenborn and Roth. If you really want to take a deep look inside the volcanic Eifel, a visit to the millstone caves is a must.
Millstones were mined here from the 13th century onwards. Because the cold winter air collects and lingers in the caves, they are also called ice caves. To visit, make sure you wear warm clothing and wear sturdy shoes and carry a torch. The average temperature in the cave is about 6 degrees.
Equipped with a torch, you can get an impression of the hardship the stonecutters had to go through to extract the millstones. The stones were almost completely chiselled out.
There are several millstone caves in the volcanic Eifel, which is due to the fact that the rock here was particularly suitable for the grinding process.