Wanderung Vulkan-Pfad: Thron des Vulcanus, © Eifel Tourismus GmbH, D. Ketz
  • Distance: 31.6 km
  • Duration: 07:00 h
  • Difficulty: intermediate

Volcano Trail

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The 28-kilometre long Volcano Trail (“Vulkan-Pfad”) starts in Jünkerath, which used to be an important railway junction in the Eifel, and enters the forest after just a few steps. Ready for spiritual inspiration? This route is dotted with Ways of the Cross, wayside shrines, pilgrims’ crosses and chapels. Up high at nearly 600 metres above sea level on the Steinbüchel, the view is incredible! The first destination of the first stage is reached in Steffeln. The second stage day is entirely devoted to volcanoes. The Steffeln volcano garden (“Vulkangarten”) offers an exciting, tangible impression of the millions of years of history of volcanism in the Eifel. The route continues past the “Steffener Drees” mineral water spring, the red colour of which is the result of the high iron content, and on to the Eichholz maar, which today offers shelter to rare birds and reptiles. Over the following kilometres, broad meadowlands and fields alternate with dense spruce forests. In the Gerolstein district of Roth, it’s worth taking a detour to the Rother Kopf with its ice and millstone caves.

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Marking of the tour:

  • Wegmarkierung Wanderweg Vulkan-Pfad
  • 3. Platz beim Trekking-Award 2021
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Along the route

Eichholzmaar Steffeln

Blick aufs Eichholzmaar, © Eifel Tourismus GmbH, Dominik Ketz

The Eichholzmaar is one of the smaller maars in the district Vulkaneifel.

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Pure nature, hiking, biking, golfing, massages, spa, motorcycling, mountain biking, cooking classes, conference hotel, good food and much more in the Volcano Hotel Steffeln – among the volcanic Eifel. Our rooms emit calm and relaxation from soothing colors and high quality in the materials used. Naturally. Pleasant. Modern. Activities in the pure nature await you. From hiking to golfing up to a ‘Kräuterwanderung’ (herb walk) including food in the wild, we offer many opportunities that will shape your experience in the volcanic Eifel. A spa holiday or a wellness weekend in the Eifel, near the Eifelsteig, as well as many other trails in the volcanic Eifel is always ideal for a short break. Whether for massages and beauty treatments, as a conference hotel or for an already long-planned hiking weekend - we are the perfect partner in the Eifel. Naturally, guests who are planning a day trip are too welcome to our sun terrace and beer garden. Our restaurant with its herb kitchen is open throughout the year. Details ansehen

More information about this route

Start: Jünkerath

Destination: Gerolstein

Distance: 31.6 km

Duration: 07:00 h

Difficulty: intermediate

Tour-type: Hiking

Ascent: 433 m

Descent: 544 m

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