Wallender Born 54570 Wallenborn
The Wallender Born indicates that there must have been a surging spring when the town was named, which gave it the place name “Wallenborn”, which is unique in Germany.
The name Brubbel for the cold water geyser onomatopoeically shows what it's all about: Volcanic gases cause groundwater to bubble turbulently. The gas content in the well water is released again and again every 35 minutes.
- Coordinates: 50°09.232’N, 6°43.235’E
- Municipality/location: Wallenborn
- Altitude: 418 m above sea level
- Water type: calcium-magnesium-sodium-bicarbonate-sourling
- Water temp.: 8.2 °C
Made by humans
The spring in the middle of the village, affectionately known as Brubbel and always smelling slightly sulphurous, is, as it presents itself to visitors today, a child of human creativity. The village has always been home to several Sauerbrunnen, called Dreese, in its surroundings. After a drilling in 1933, which was actually used to develop such a drinking water well, the residents were left with something to say: They had tapped a chamber that was constantly refilling with rising CO2, which then mixed with cold water Groundwater mixes. The result was the Wallende Born, which shoots up with a fountain and calms down again after about five minutes. The foaming water looks like it's boiling, but it's actually nine degrees cold.
Hiking on the bubbling path
For inquisitive walkers, there is the 3.5 kilometer long bubbling path, which not only provides information about the wet natural wonder, but also about village life, including the special dialect for which Wallenborn is famous in the Eifel region. To visit the Wallenden Born you have to pay a small fee, which is used to maintain the “Brubbels”.
B257 towards Wallenborn, follow the main street there, turn into Weidenbacher Straße at the church, parking spaces at the source.