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Schalkenmehrener Maar

Schalkenmehrener Maar, 54552 Schalkenmehren, Germany

Lake/ River/ Ponds
Volcanoes

About Schalkenmehrener Maar

A volcanic crater lake(Maar) formed around 10,500 years ago from an explosion occured from interaction between magma and water. It is a part of a double maar which includes another eastern dry maar. The crater lake is about 500 meters in diameters and 21 meters in depth.



Attractions near Schalkenmehrener Maar

Calmont20.29km from Schalkenmehrener Maar

Calmont is a steep hill above the Moselle river at a height of 380.6 m above sea level. It lies within the Moselle wine region and is home to the vineyards of Bremmer Calmont and Ellerer Calmont. Wth gradients of up to over 65º, it is among the steepest vineyards in the world. The area is popular for its hiking routes through the vineyards.

Cochem Castle22.26km from Schalkenmehrener Maar

The Reichsburg Cochem (Cochem Castle) had its first documented mention in 1130. In 1151, it was occupied by King Konrad III, who declared it an Imperial castle. In 1688, the castle was overrun by French King Louis XIV's troops in the course of the Nine Years' War or War of the Palatine Succession, and the following year, they destroyed it. The castle complex long lay in ruins and in 1868 it was bought by the Berlin businessman Louis Fréderic Jacques Ravené and then reconstructed in the Gothic Re

Hohe Acht26.43km from Schalkenmehrener Maar

Hohe Acht, the tallest peak of the Eifel mountains is a volcano that existed between 2.6 to 66 million years ago. The summit has an observation tower erected by Emporer William II in 1908. The tower offers a great view of the Eifel Mountains and nearby towns.

Eifelpark28.67km from Schalkenmehrener Maar

The Eifelpark is a wildlife and leisure park in Gondorf in the Eifel mountains of Germany. The park consists of roller coasters, bumper car rides, wildlife park with over 200 animals and many other attractions and shows.

Eltz Castle34.33km from Schalkenmehrener Maar

Eltz Castle is a medieval castle nestled in the hills above the Moselle River between Koblenz and Trier, Germany. It is still owned by a branch of the Eltz family that lived there in the 12th century, 33 generations ago. The castle is one of the only three castles on the left bank of the Rhine in Rhineland-Palatinate which has never been destroyed. The castle sits on a 70-metre (230 ft) rock spur.

Geierlay Suspension Bridge35.6km from Schalkenmehrener Maar

The Geierlay is a suspension bridge in the low mountain range of the Hunsrück in western Germany. It has a span range of 360 metres (1,180 ft) and is up to 100 metres (330 ft) above ground. A stream named Mörsdorfer Bach runs through the valley below the bridge.

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