Maar-Runde Auel


A short circular walk around the former maar basin with many far-reaching views over the volcanic Eifel.

The eruptions that took place in the Quaternary period (approx. 1.8 million years ago to the present day) in the Neolithic era not only created the elevations built up from basalt lava, cinders and tuffs such as Steffelnkopf, Wahlhausen, Killenberg, Steinbeuel, Mühlenberg and Geisberg, but also a large maar basin in which the village of Auel lies today (Vulkanologische Karte West- und Hocheifel, Mainz, 1994). This former maar has a round shape and an extension of about 1.5 by 1.3 kilometres.  Auel lies approx. 450 - 460 metres above sea level. The Killenberg (517 m) and the Geißbüsch (503 m) are the highest elevations around Auel. The Tieferbach meanders through the village and is guarded by the statue of St John of Nepomuk on the bridge. The former pilgrimage church of St. Maria is located in the centre of the village.

During the hike around Auel, mainly along forest, field and meadow paths, you can enjoy marvellous views in all four directions.

Our tip: Visit the Eichholzmaar near Duppach and the volcano garden in Steffeln. Try the water from the Steffeler and Aueler Drees.

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Church in Auel, An der Kirch, 54597 Auel


Church in Auel, An der Kirch, 54597 Auel

Distance: 5.6 km

Duration: 1:15 h

Difficulty: easy

Ascent: 51 m

Descent: 51 m

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