Etappe 2 Um die Dauner Maare – 4 Tage in der Vulkaneifel
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August 3, 2018
The second day of hiking directly holds the next volcanic landscape ready for you: Today you will visit the famous Dauner Maaren. Maars occur when a low-lying magma layer comes into contact with an overlying lake or groundwater. The temperature difference causes a huge explosion that lifts a crater. Unlike other volcanic craters, maars do not have cones, but only a wall of rock piled high with flying debris. There are over 100 maars in the Eifel, but there are only 10 lakes to this day. The most beautiful are the three Dauner Maare. The Gemündener Maar, the Weinfelder Maar and the Schalkenmehrer Maar are located south of Daun and are close to each other - also an absolute special feature.From Neunkirchen you first cross the valley of the Pützborn brook. Then you cross a wooded hill. On the other side of the hill, the trail leads you through Daun for a short distance and then straight back into the forest. At the edge of the forest there is a large sports field and from here you have a beautiful view of the small town of Daun. You follow the trail downhill through the valley of Lieser and past some houses. After passing the youth hostel Daun, you will shortly reach the Gemündener Maar.By the way, the Gemündener Maar is the only one of the three Maar lakes where bathing is allowed. Here is a well-kept natural outdoor pool with lawn and diving platform. In the summer, you should not forget your bathing suit. Next you hike over a small hill to the Weinfelder Maar, also known as the Dead Man. From the wall around the Maar, you not only have a beautiful view of the lake, but also on the wide landscape of the volcanic Eifel. You circle around the maar and can admire from the so-called Maarsattel at the same time the dead man and the Schalkenmehrer Maar. Then it goes with a magnificent view once around the Schalkenmehrer Maar down to your milestone Schalkenmehre.In Schalkenmehre you have a large selection of hotels, guesthouses and apartments. If you have planned the hike only as a day trip, you can then take the RegioBus 500 back to Daun or continue to the train stations Cochem or Gerolstein.Timetable information is available at vrt-info.de.
August 1, 2018