The visitor can best experience the diverse geological/volcanic beauties on one of the already existing geo-paths.
Well-marked hiking trails present various geological features, natural beauties and cultural treasures of the region.
Information boards at selected locations explain these sights.
Further georoutes are planned.
For almost a hundred years the landscape in the vorderer Vogelsberg, around Freienseen, Weickartshain, Lardenbach, Stockhausen, Ilsdorf, Merlau, Flensungen and Nieder-Ohmen to Atzenhain was characterised by large opencast iron ore mines...
Natural Track, Hoherodskopf
The nature trail makes you curious about the forest and its inhabitants. Many different stations invite you to experience the world from the perspective of animals and plants.
Nature's Trail, Eichelsachsen
The "Trail of Nature" circular trail in Schotten-Eichelsachsen is the ideal way to combine an experience of nature with exciting geological discoveries. The highlight is the Geological Tree Hedge in Eichelsachsen with numerous rock exhibits from the region.
Geotour „Stock und Stein”
The multifaceted hiking trail takes you past local geotopes such as quarries and rock formations, as well as special natural features and interesting biotopes. Experience and understand how our earth and its raw materials formed and on what foundation our landscape was shaped.
Geotour „Kreuz und Quer”
We invite you to explore the well marked circular hiking trail from Amoeneburg to the Schweinsberger Moor and along the Ohm with its geological and biological characteristics. Enjoy your stay in Amoeneburg and the Ohm valley between the former castles of Amoeneburg and Homberg (Ohm).
Time Path Wartenberg
The approx. 18 km long hiking trail runs through the village and the Angersbach district. Any number of sections are of course also possible - markings show the hiker the way. Topics include the geology and earth history of Hesse and the Vogelsberg volcanic region, local history as well as the prehistory and early history of the region.
Mountain meadow path
A unique variety of birds and plants like arnica, golden oat grass or soft crepis characterize the nature type "Bergmähwiese" (mountain meadow). As a circular path, the mountain meadow path leads through the unique nature of the mountain meadows. On eight information boards along the way, hikers get to know the Vogelsberg region. QR codes on the panels provide the visitor with further information.
Circular trail quarry Michelnau
Originally formed by a cinder volcano, the red Michelnauer rock is unique in Europe due to its colour and structure. A public path leads along the quarry area. From a platform on the eastern edge one has a beautiful view directly into the quarry. Guided tours through the quarry are possible at any time after contacting the Friends of the Michelnau Quarry Association.