Fischbach-Drees bei Birresborn

Fischbach Drees Near Birresborn

The Romans already knew and appreciated the fresh water of the Birresborner Dreese for its good taste and healing effects. Even the place name Birresborn (Latin: “Birgis burias”, in German: “good Born”) indicates a water place or fountain.


  • Coordinates: N 50° 10' 46.0092 E 6° 36' 46.7424
  • Municipality/location: Birresborn
  • Altitude: 364 m above sea level. NN
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  • Fischbach-Drees © Natur- und Geopark Vulkaneifel GmbH, Kappest
  • Fischbach-Drees © Natur- und Geopark Vulkaneifel GmbH, Müller

The magnesium-calcium mineralization here comes from sandstones and claystones as well as overlying volcanic rocks. The high carbon dioxide content comes from the Eifel volcanism and gives the water the name “Säuerling”. A total of five springs are known in Birresborn, several of which were of great economic importance. Today, drinking water can be taken from the Lindenquelle and the Fischbach-Drees.

Highlights nearby

Hiking trails

Hiking in the Vulkaneifel is always a pleasure. It's healthy, fun and educational. Embark on one of our hiking trails and you will experience what we mean by that.

  • Eishöhlen Birresborn

    Muße-Pfad Schneifel-Pfad

    Wandern auf dem Weg des Friedens
    Von Kronenburg nach Gerolstein

    • Schwierigkeitsgrad: schwer
    • Strecke: 72,8 km -
    • Dauer:  22 Std.
    • Aufstieg: 1367 hm -
    • Abstieg: 1330 hm


  • Bertrada Burg

    Wanderwege im Gerolsteiner Land Bertrada Tour

    Rundweg über Birresborn, die Eis- und Mühlsteinhöhlen, zu Adam und Eva, nach Mürlenbach zur Bertrada Burg und zurück nach Birresborn

    • Schwierigkeitsgrad: mittel
    • Strecke: 13,3 km -
    • Dauer:4 Std.
    • Aufstieg: 409 hm -
    • Abstieg: 409 hm



From Gerolstein west to Lissingen on the B410, then in Lissingen left on the L24 towards Birresborn. Follow the road to Birresborn, in the village turn right onto Kopper Straße, L30. The Drees is on the left, opposite the parking lot behind the town exit.


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