Ein Becher vom Josendreeswasser

Josendrees Pulsating spring on the outskirts of Daun

This nicely arranged Drees near the entrance to the Heinrich Hertz barracks owes its name to the Josenbach that flows directly next to it. It is less well-known than Hotzendrees, but its mineral water is no less tasty and healthy. Like the heartbeat of the volcanic elemental force, the water comes out of the well suddenly.


  • Coordinates: 50°12.341’N, 6°49.655’E
  • Municipality/location: Daun
  • Altitude: 410 m above sea level
  • Water type: Magnesium-Calcium-Bicarbonate-Säuerling
  • Water temp.: 9.0 °C

  • Frau am Josendrees © Natur- und Geopark Vulkaneifel GmbH, Kappest
  • Leute am Josendrees © Natur- und Geopark Vulkaneifel GmbH, Kappest

Farmers and pedestrians who were on their way to work in the fields or to the neighboring village liked to stop at Josendrees to take a sip of the refreshing mineral water. And that is still often the case today. The residents of Daun rarely visit it, as Drees is too far from the city center. But for many hikers on the Drees hiking trail, it is a welcome opportunity to take a break. It has been releasing its tasty sparkling water here since time immemorial. It contains a lot of iron, as the rust-red deposits around the well clearly show.

Highlights nearby

Hiking trails

Hikers and walkers also use the large network of hiking trails around Daun, which runs through the entire region.

  • Wallender Born

    Andere Vulkaneifelpfade Vulkangipfel-Pfad

    Rundtour um Daun

    • Schwierigkeitsgrad: schwer
    • Strecke: 31,3 km -
    • Dauer:  10 Std.
    • Aufstieg: 692 hm -
    • Abstieg: 678 hm


Guided tours


A1 exit Daun and take the B257 to Daun, at the roundabout take the 1st exit and follow the signs towards the center. At the turnoff to Heinrich-Hertz-Kaserne there is a parking lot on the right-hand side, from there is a footpath to the Drees.


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