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Weinfelder MaarImpressive evidence of earth's explosive history
The Weinfelder Maar - also known as Totenmaar - is one of the three so-called Daun Maars. It is located about 2 kilometers from our district town of Daun in the local community of Schalkenmehren between the Gemünden and Schalkenmehren Maar. It has a diameter of around 525 meters and is 51 meters deep. This makes it the deepest of the three Daun Maars. It is the youngest and, at 487 meters above sea level, the highest of the three closely adjacent maars that were formed 20,000 to 30,000 years ago.
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- Coordinates: 50° 10´35´´N/06°50´01´´E
- Elevation: 487 m
- Crater diameter: 700 m
- Crater depth: 90 m
- Lake diameter: 492 m (N-S) and 396 m (W-E)
- Lake depth: 51 m
Blick auf die Weinfelder Kapelle © Natur- und Geopark Vulkaneifel GmbH, Kappest
Wanderer am Weinfelder Maar © Natur- und Geopark Vulkaneifel GmbH, Kappest
Not to be missed on the edge of the maar: the Dronke tower. From this observation tower you have a wonderful view over the vastness of the Eifel. Nearby, the steep terrain is tempting for skiing and tobogganing in winter. In summer - unlike in the two neighboring Dauner Maaren - swimming in the Weinfelder Maar is prohibited. The maar and its immediate surroundings are protected. You can still appreciate the special nature of the volcanic landscape. When hiking, every step you take on the partly coarse-grained lava that forms the path here is a reminder of the spectacular origin story.
Where there was once life
The Weinfelder Maar is also called the Totenmaar. This name is probably related to the nearby cemetery and its small chapel, some of which date from the 14th century. This chapel, dedicated to Saint Martin, was once the parish church of Weinfeld. The village fell victim to a plague epidemic in the 16th century. The cemetery is still used by the municipality of Schalkenmehren today.
- Gemündener Maar
- Schalkenmehrener Maar
- Gemündener Maar Natural Outdoor Swimming Pool
- Schalkenmehrener Maar Natural Outdoor Simming Pool
- Schalkenmehren Home Weaving Museum
- Lookout Castle Dronketurm
- Weinfelder Chapel
- Daun-Senheld Airfield
- Hoher List Observatory
The Weinfelder Maar is point 26 on the German Volcano Road
around the Weinfelder Maar
This part of the Vulkaneifel offers hikers tours of various lengths and levels of difficulty. However, they all have one thing in common: the direct experience of exciting natural history.
Guided tours around the Weinfelder Maar
Guests can park along the L64 either in the parking lot at Weinfelder Maar or on the Maarsattel between Weinfelder and Schalkenmehrener Maar.