Schalkenmehren (Sleeping volcano)

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The municipality of Schalkenmehren lies in the Vulkaneifel, a part of the Eifel known for its volcanic history, geographical and geological features, and even ongoing activity today, including gases that sometimes well up from the earth. It is roughly 4 km southsoutheast of Daun as the crow flies, at the northeast foot of the Hoher List, a stratovolcano which is home to an observatory. Several volcanic lakes, like the Schalkenmehren Maar (de), the Weinfeld Maar (de) and the Gemünd Maar (de), lie within the municipality’s limits. The Schalkenmehrener Maar is a popular bathing lake on which one may also windsurf.


Die Gemeinde Schalkenmehren liegt in der Vulkaneifel rund 4 km (Luftlinie) süd-südöstlich von Daun am Nordostfuß des Hohen List. Mehrere Vulkanseen, wie das Schalkenmehrener Maar, das Weinfelder Maar und das Gemündener Maar, liegen in der Gemarkung. Das Schalkenmehrener Maar ist ein beliebter Badesee, in dem man auch Windsurfen darf. Zu Schalkenmehren gehören auch die Wohnplätze Altburg, Bahnhof, Barninerhof, Bintener Hof, Ehemaliges Flakhaus, Observatorium Hoher List und Schalkenmehrener Mühle.

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Photo taken in Dauner Maare, Maarstraße, 54550 Daun, Germany

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  • Uploaded on July 13, 2013
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    by Antoni F.
    • Camera: Panasonic DMC-FZ28
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