Windsborner Kratersee

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  • Markus

    The Windsborn crater lake is almost circular and is completely surrounded by a 20-30 meter high rampart. This quiet place is ideal for a breather and for a short break, because here is usually not much going on. The best thing is to round the crater lake - it's only a few hundred meters.

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    • 10/12/2016

  • ZEIT Wissen

    One of the few volcanic crater lakes north of the Alps: the Windsborn crater lake, created about 30,000 years ago. While Maars are blasted into the earth as craters, when lava meets water-bearing strata, the Windsborn is a stratovolcano that has piled up as a mountain on top of the basement. Lava layers alternate with slag and ash that are thrown out of the volcano. Usually such an eruption takes days to a few weeks. Today you look down from the summit cross down to the lake, which is only about two meters flat. Once upon a time, the water was drained to remove peat. It's over. Today, the lake is replenished with rainwater. The summit cross is well suited for a picnic. In this audio contribution Prof. Achim Brauer from the Geo Research Center Potsdam explains how the crater lake was created: soundcloud.com/zeitwissen/wie-entstand-der-windsborn (Internet connection required)

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    • 05/09/2017

  • Rainer Faymonville

    At the summit cross you look at the only mountain crater lake north of the Alps.

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    • 06/04/2016

  • Jo

    Very nice place in the volcanic Eifel. From the cross you have a wonderful view of the crater lake.

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    • 11/26/2018

  • christianelimberg

    Nice view of crater and surroundings with summit cross

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    • 12/16/2018

  • 🐕 Susi 🐾 und 👩 Bettina 🐌

    I went the way in the winter with a lot of snow and he was just gorgeous - how much nicer he must be in the seasons with normal walkways!

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    • 02/03/2019

  • JuleWandert

    The Windsborn crater lake can be reached via the VulkaMaar pad eifelsteig.de/a-vulkamaar-pfad

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    • 01/02/2017

  • JuleWandert

    The Windsborner crater lake is beautiful on the VulaMaar path to reach eifelsteig.de/a-vulkamaar-pfad

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    • 01/02/2017

  • JuleWandert

    The Windsborn crater can be reached via the VulkaMaar path eifelsteig.de/a-vulkamaar-pfad

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    • 01/02/2017

  • Jan

    Very nice

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    • 07/22/2018

  • Jan

    From the summit cross you can look down on the Windsborn crater lake.

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    • 06/27/2018

  • Jo

    Very nice place in the volcanic Eifel. From the cross you have a wonderful view of the crater lake.

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    • 11/26/2018

  • KOHR

    The Windsborn crater certainly offers one of the most beautiful and interesting hiking experiences in the Vulkaneifel. If you want a good overall view of the Mosenberg volcano massif, to which the Windsborn crater belongs and wants to win the unique maar landscape, a sightseeing flight from the Schalkenmehrener, the Gemündener and the Weinfelder Maar situated airfield Daun-Senheld off, in the holiday season is possible daily.

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  • Schobär 😎

    who goes through the small rock canyon has a magnificent view of the crater

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    • 05/17/2018

  • Jo

    Very nice place in the volcanic Eifel. From the cross you have a wonderful view of the crater lake.

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    • 11/26/2018

  • Pascal

    The Windsborn crater lake is one of the rare real crater lakes north of the Alps

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    • 04/02/2019

  • Si&YY

    He can hardly be seen from the path around the lake, except from here

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    • 04/18/2019

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Location: around Bettenfeld, Bernkastel-Wittlich, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany

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