"Volcanoes, Water, Eifelosaurus" Oberbettingen


The varied circular trail leads through Eifel forests, open landscapes with meadows and fields, past old quarries and volcanoes and along small streams and watercourses. On the heights, in good weather, you have a view of the Kasselburg near Pelm, as well as the Wahlhausen Chapel near Steffeln.

In 1904, a well-preserved vertebrate skeleton, the Eifelosaurus triadicus, was found in the former Wolfskaul quarry. The Eifelosaurus lived in the middle Buntsandstein period about 235 million years ago. Volcanic deposits can be seen at the Lühwald outcrop. Here you can distinguish between several eruption phases. The trail continues around the Wetschberg and Mühlenberg volcanoes. From Basberg, follow the Tieferbach stream and then turn off to return to the starting point after circling the Ruderbüsch volcano north of Oberbettingen.

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Oberbettingen sports field, Lissendorfer Straße, 54578 Oberbettingen


Oberbettingen sports field, Lissendorfer Straße, 54578 Oberbettingen

Distance: 11.1 km

Duration: 3:0 h

Difficulty: easy

Ascent: 143 m

Descent: 143 m

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