Geo Path Hoherodskopf
Geological history adventure - on the Geo path from Hoherodskopf to Hochwaldhausen. Numerous large information boards and rock exhibits offer an exciting insight into various geological eras.
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Location, reachability & accessibility
The geotopes are located south of the road in the Schelgeswiesen forest. Parking is available at the "Pflanzgartenhaus" in Hochwaldhausen. The geotopes are freely accessible and are located on the route of the Volcano-ring as well as Geo-path between Hoherodskopf and Ilbeshausen-Hochwaldhausen.
Rustic, legendary and unique - the Vogelsberg Volcanic Region
Fire and water - these elements created and shaped the legendary Vogelsberg: experience the eventful history of the Vogelsberg Volcanic Region, which is with about 2,500 km² the largest contiguous volcanic area in Central Europe. Join us on a journey into the fiery past - in the…
The inner structure of the Vogelsberg
The Vogelsberg – not only basalt!
The inner structure of the Vogelsberg consists essentially of a succession of rock units, which above all influence the groundwater and leachate of the region.
Basalt and tuff
Basalt and tuff (solidified volcanic ash) build up the Vogelsberg in alternating layers. In…
Geology of the Volcanic Region Vogelsberg
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