4 Volcanoes in Germany that you should visit - With photos & details

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4 Volcanoes to explore in Germany

Country with the largest population in Europe. Stretches from the North and the Baltic Sea in the north to the Alps in the south. It is traversed by some of Europe's major rivers such as the Rhine, Danube and Elbe.

Großer BeerbergGroßer Beerberg, 98559 Gehlberg, Germany

The Great Beerberg is a remnant of a volcano that was active over 250 million years ago and is 982.9  m above sea level. NHN  the highest elevation in the Thuringian Forest and Thuringia. It is located between the three districts of Suhl Heidersbach, Goldlauter, and Gehlberg and consists of rhyolite. The mountain did not belong entirely to the Free State of Thuringia until 1945. This may be related to the fact that its status as the highest mountain in Thuringia has not yet got around everywhere

Hohe AchtHohe Acht, 53518 Adenau, Germany

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.

HohentwielHohentwiel, 78224 Singen, Germany

An extinct volcano with the ruins of a castle on its top. Hohentwiel began forming, along with the chain of volcanoes in the Hegau region, about 7–8 million years ago. Hohentwiel Castle, whose ruins are on top of Hohentwiel, was built in 914 using stone taken from the mountain by Burchard II, Duke of Swabia.

Schalkenmehrener MaarSchalkenmehrener Maar, 54552 Schalkenmehren, Germany

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.