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Bodenbacher DreesHealthy from the depths

The carbonated water of the Bodenbacher Drees is regularly checked by the health department of the Vulkaneifel district and is of drinking water quality. Treat yourself to a sip. Your stomach and intestines will thank you. Drinking fresh, the water is an excellent means of regulating digestion.


  • Coordinates: 50°18.503’N, 6°50.316’E
  • Municipality/location: Bodenbach
  • Altitude: 458 m above sea level
  • Water type: sodium-alkaline-earth-bicarbonate-sourling
  • Water temp: 13.4 °C

  • Bodenbacher Drees © Natur- und Geopark Vulkaneifel GmbH, Kappest
  • Bodenbacher Drees © Natur- und Geopark Vulkaneifel GmbH, Kappest

The Bodenbacher Drees in the valley of the Bongarder Bach is one of the many carbonic acid springs in the region and rises from Lower Devonian sedimentary rocks. Since 1993, a ring of basalt columns has protected the deeper spring from being flooded during floods. The enclosure was once carved from a volcanic tuff block. When and by whom is not known.

History is everywhere

The only thing that is certain is that the Romans already used such healing springs and settled in the area around today's Bodenbach. This is evidenced by the discovery of a fortified Roman villa from the third century on the eastern edge of the town. The Bodenbacher Drees is therefore also one of the stops on the history route, on which “Roman traces” can also be seen.

Highlights nearby

Hiking trails

We can offer you hikes with a wide range of difficulty levels. Or maybe something special? How about a donkey hike through the region?

  • Bodenbacher Drees

    Themenrundwege Geschichtsstraße Kelberg Die alten Römer, die kultigen Kelten

    Rundweg um Bodenbach und Bongard, vorbei an einer römischen Villa und einer keltischen Siedlung

    • Schwierigkeitsgrad: mittel
    • Strecke: 11 km -
    • Dauer: 3 Std.
    • Aufstieg: 115 hm -
    • Abstieg: 115 hm


  • Römische Villa Bodenbach

    Muße-Pfad Hochkelberg Panoramapfad

    Wandern auf den Meilensteinen der Geschichte Geh auf Zeitreise mit dem Goldenen Wagen, steig auf, lass dich mitreißen, nimm teil du folge dem Rad der Geschichte(n)

    Von Niederehe - Kelberg - Ulmen

    • Schwierigkeitsgrad: schwer
    • Strecke: 39,4 km -
    • Dauer:  13 Std.
    • Aufstieg: 606 hm -
    • Abstieg: 571 hm


  • Wallfahrtskapelle Heyerberg

    Themenrundwege Geschichtsstraße Kelberg Friede, Wald und Kapelle

    Rundweg um Borler und Bodenbach, über den Bodenbacher Drees und den Heyerberg

    • Schwierigkeitsgrad: leicht
    • Strecke: 9 km -
    • Dauer: 2,5 Std.
    • Aufstieg: 118 hm -
    • Abstieg: 118 hm



B257 or B410 in Kelberg onto the L70 towards Gelenberg, then change to the L72 towards Bodenbach, turn into Borler Straße, park on the road between Bodenbach and Borler and follow the sign “Zum Drees”.


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