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Mofette

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  • Herbert J.

    A mofette is the exit point of carbon dioxide (CO2) with temperatures below 100 ° C. It is thus a subspecies of the fumarole [1] and is seen as a side effect of volcanism.

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    • July 18, 2021

  • uta_is_hiking

    Mofettes are rising bubbles of CO2 that smell like sulfur. Monks used to have a monastery on this site which no longer exists as they may all have died from carbon dioxide poisoning. The Laacher See is located in the caldera of a 13,000 year old dormant volcano that is not yet extinct.

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    • September 8, 2022

  • Andibonn

    When the morning mist wafts over the surface of the water, the atmosphere is particularly charming.

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    • October 18, 2020

  • Andibonn

    A mofette is the exit point of carbon dioxide with temperatures below 100 ° C. It is thus a subspecies of the fumarole and is seen as a side effect of volcanism. The name Mofette is derived from the Italian word mofeta, which comes from the Latin mefitis or mephitis.
    Source: Wikipedia

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    • October 18, 2020

  • Hunderunde

    Maria Laach and its monastery are definitely worth a visit. The path around the lake is fun, exciting and amazes. I particularly like the monastery because of its craft.

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    • May 15, 2021

  • Jochen

    Very nice paths. Despite the many hikers, you actually have your peace and quiet.

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    • September 19, 2021

  • Ursula

    The mofettes are gas bubbles that can be seen at one point from the Laacher See. There is a really strong smell of gas.

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    • September 19, 2021

  • Hunderunde

    The path around the lake is worth a visit at any time of the year, combined with a visit to the monastery with a blacksmith shop, gardening shop and more.

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    • December 20, 2020

  • Marsch🫡

    It is worth doing a lap around the lake.
    If you take your time you can see that the volcano is still active.
    Gas bubbles keep coming up at the edge.

    It's just beautiful there no matter what time of year

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    • September 22, 2020

  • Marsch🫡

    It is worth taking your camera and binoculars with you.
    If you inform yourself about the Laacher See in advance you can see a lot

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    • September 22, 2020

  • Andibonn

    It is particularly beautiful when the low evening sun reflects on the lake.

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    • October 18, 2020

  • Andibonn

    There are many beautiful viewpoints of the lake along the lake path.

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    • October 18, 2020

  • Hunderunde

    With or without sunset, the lake and the monastery are something special. Definitely worth the trip. Hold your wallet tight. Blacksmithing and gardening are premium class.

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    • October 25, 2020

  • Eifler 🥾 🚲 ⛰️ 🇩🇪 🇦🇹

    Very nice walk around the lake, ideal for families

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    • December 13, 2020

  • Hunderunde

    The lake, the monastery, the paths. An absolute highlight and definitely worth a visit. The monastery’s own nursery and blacksmith shop should also be mentioned. You should have seen it.

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    • December 20, 2020

  • Ursula

    Very well described and informative.

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    • September 29, 2021

  • Ursula

    Great experience. Mofettes in the Laacher See

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    • January 26, 2022

  • Sascha

    You should be there early, otherwise it seems unbearably overcrowded on nice days!

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    • October 14, 2020

  • Sunny Sun

    Point 3 mofettes

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    • August 23, 2020

  • Hunderunde

    The lake, the monastery, the paths. An absolute highlight and definitely worth a visit. The monastery’s own nursery and blacksmith shop should also be mentioned. Great.

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    • December 20, 2020

  • Lars

    The lake is a highlight at any time of the day!

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    • March 4, 2021

  • Linus

    Nice circular route around the lake. Very crowded in good weather.

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    • March 28, 2021

  • Linus

    The lake and monastery are a worthwhile destination all year round.

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    • March 28, 2021

  • Kevin

    Beautiful lake that can be circumnavigated in a good 8 km.

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    • April 26, 2021


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