Frau an Helenenquelle

Helenen SourceWhere Gerolsteiner Sprudel is at home

The Helenen Source is located in the middle of the Gerolstein spa park and looks quite elegant. It is labeled with pretty brass letters and the tap from which you can drink its water directly is also made of brass. The spring water comes from Middle Devonian limestone up to 98 meters deep.


  • Coordinates: 50°13.371’N, 6°39.442’E
  • Municipality/location: Gerolstein
  • Altitude: 359 m above sea level
  • Water type: calcium-sodium-magnesium-bicarbonate acid
  • Water temp: 13.0 °C

  • Helenenquelle © Eifel Tourismus GmbH, Dominik Ketz
  • Helenenquelle © Natur- und Geopark Vulkaneifel GmbH, Kappest

The Helenen Source is one of a number of mineral springs in the Gerolstein area and corresponds to the main type of Gerolstein mineral water: lots of calcium and magnesium and a good portion of carbon dioxide. The high calcium content of the spring becomes visible at the foot of the tap, where lime sinter (calcium carbonate) is deposited.

From the Eifel to the beverage markets

The Gerolsteiner Sprudel uses some of these springs that arise in the Gerolsteiner Kalkmulde industrially. While the Helenen Source has a flow rate of 5 liters per minute, the dimension of mineral water extraction is evident in the industrially used wells. On average, Gerolsteiner fills 3.5 million bottles per day.

Highlights nearby


Hiking trails

There are several hiking trails in Gerolstein. Here we show you the most beautiful tours in the region.

  • Aussichtsturm auf der Dietzenley

    Muße-Pfad Gerolsteiner Keltenpfad

    Rundweg südlich von Gerolstein

    Gesund, stark und prickelnd - dem Wasser in Gerolstein auf der Spur

    • Schwierigkeitsgrad: mittel
    • Strecke: 8,9 km -
    • Dauer:  3:00 Std.
    • Aufstieg: 273 hm -
    • Abstieg: 273  hm


  • Herbstwald

    Eifelsteig Etappe 10: Von Gerolstein nach Daun

    • Schwierigkeitsgrad: schwer
    • Strecke: 23,9 km -
    • Dauer:  6:30 Std.
    • Aufstieg: 870 hm -
    • Abstieg: 777 hm

    mehr auf dem Tourenplaner Rheinland-Pfalz

  • Buchenlochhöhle am  Felsenpfad

    Muße-Pfad Gerolsteiner Felsenpfad

    Rundweg nördlich von Gerolstein

    Gesund, stark und prickelnd - dem Wasser in Gerolstein auf der Spur

    • Schwierigkeitsgrad: mittel
    • Strecke: 8,6 km -
    • Dauer:  2:45 Std.
    • Aufstieg: 224 hm -
    • Abstieg: 224  hm


  • 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


  • Werden Sie Höhlenforscher

    Eifelsteig Etappe 09: Von Hillesheim bis Gerolstein

    • Schwierigkeitsgrad: mittel
    • Strecke: 20,7 km -
    • Dauer: 5:30 Std.
    • Aufstieg: 444 hm -
    • Abstieg: 512 hm

    mehr auf dem Tourenplaner Rheinland-Pfalz


A1 exit Gerolstein, on the B410 to Gerolstein, turn into Kyllweg at the train station, park directly at the spa park, the Helenen Source is in the middle of the park.


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