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Vulkaneifel-Trail: Gerolsteiner rock trail (araound Gerolstein)

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  • Felsen am Gerolsteiner Felsenpfad
    Felsen am Gerolsteiner Felsenpfad
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You don’t always get the chance to walk along a chalk reef. The dolomite rocks are the symbol of Gerolstein and the Gerolsteiner Felsenpfad, or rock trail. The Buchenlochhöhle cave is situated on the edge of the Munterley plateau. Created over 1.8 million years ago, the cave impresses with its length of around 30 m and breadth of around 4 m. It offered shelter to the stone-age people living here. Through the Vulkanring road, past Germany’s largest mineral thermal spring and the majestic Kasselburg castle, hikers can enjoy great views onto the well town on the return route from the Hustley climbing rocks.
Open
moderate
Distance 8.6 km
2:45 h
224 m
224 m
514 m
356 m

Highlights:

 

  • Kletterfelsen Hustley
  • Keltisch-römische Tempelanalge Juddekirchhof
  • Kasselburg mit Adler- & Wolfspark
  • Geo Acker mit "Geodrom"
  • Besucherzentrum Gerolsteiner Brunnen
  • Vulkankrater Papenkaule
  • Buchenlochhöhle
  • Panoramablick "Munterley-Plateau"

Author’s recommendation

Difficulty
moderate
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
Kasselburger Hahn, 514 m
Lowest point
Helenenquelle, 356 m
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Track types

Asphalt 8.04%Dirt road 1.91%Forested/wild trail 33.86%Path 50.68%Road 5.49%
Asphalt
0.7 km
Dirt road
0.2 km
Forested/wild trail
2.9 km
Path
4.4 km
Road
0.5 km
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Tips and hints

Start

Kurpark/Helenenquelle 4, 54568 Gerolstein (357 m)
Coordinates:
DD
50.222802, 6.657348
DMS
50°13'22.1"N 6°39'26.5"E
UTM
32U 332894 5566029
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Destination

Kurpark/Helenenquelle 4, 54568 Gerolstein

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Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Getting there

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Coordinates

DD
50.222802, 6.657348
DMS
50°13'22.1"N 6°39'26.5"E
UTM
32U 332894 5566029
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

Flyer Vulkaneifel-Pfade : Gerolsteiner Dolomiten-Acht, erhältlich bei der Tourist-Information Gerolsteiner Land, Bahnhofstr. 4, 54568 Gerolstein

Author’s map recommendations

Wanderkarte "Regionales Wanderwegenetz im Gerolsteiner Land", Preis 4,90 € zzgl. Versandgebühr, Maßstab 1:25.000, Ausgabe 2018, Format: 19,5 x 11,5 cm

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October 03, 2021 · Community
When did you do this route? May 15, 2021
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Status
Open
Reviews
Difficulty
moderate
Distance
8.6 km
Duration
2:45 h
Ascent
224 m
Descent
224 m
Highest point
514 m
Lowest point
356 m
Public-transport-friendly Circular route Scenic Geological highlights Botanical highlights Refreshment stops available Family-friendly Insider tip

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