Hike around the Rockeskyller Kopf


Right in the heart of the Vulkaneifel is probably the most complete volcano in Germany, the Rockeskyller Kopf. No other volcano shows so openly all stages of its development.

West of the village of Rockeskyll lies a geotope of special size and category, a volcanic complex from the Quaternary period. The latter began about 1. 8 million years ago and continues to this day. Like in a picture book, the volcanic buildings and volcanic deposits can be seen. You can lay hands on cooled lava and slag ash layers, see the crater rim and understand how the activity moved from one vent to another.

Come with us to this mysterious and instructive volcanic mountain, with its volcanic crater, the basalt quarry, inhabited and worshipped since ancient times by mammoth hunters, Celts and Romans. Admire the prominent mountain nose from the panoramic view, which shows the anatomy of an Eifel ash and slag volcano. Along the way, you will find information boards that explain many processes in more detail. In addition to the volcanic past, the circular route offers views of the Kasselburg and the Kylltal.

Starting point of the circular hike is the parking lot in the village center of 54570 Rockeskyll. We walk up the village road past the local sports ground. Behind it we make a big bend past the Rockeskyller Kopf, which shows us to the right of the path.

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Gesteinsschichten Rockeskyller Kopf, © Touristik GmbH Gerolsteiner Land, Ute Klinkhammer

In the heart of the Volcanic Eifel lies what is probably the most complete volcano in Germany, the Rockeskyller Kopf. No other volcano shows all stages of its development so open-heartedly.

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Parkplatz gegenüber der Kirche: Im Überecken, 54570 Rockeskyll


Parkplatz gegenüber der Kirche: Im Überecken, 54570 Rockeskyll

Distance: 4.4 km

Duration: 1:30 h

Difficulty: easy

Ascent: 124 m

Descent: 124 m

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