Association Geopark Volcanic Region Vogelsberg (e.V.)

The Geopark Volcanic Region Vogelsberg was founded in 2012 as a registered association.

Its goal is to make the fiery past visible and experienceable. But it is also important how the earth's history has shaped the region, the development of mankind, his culture and nature.

The mayors of Amoeneburg, Homberg/Ohm, Ulrichstein and Schotten form the board. District Administrator Manfred Goerig is chairman of the association.

In November 2020, the Vogelsberg Volcano Region Geopark was officially declared a "National Geopark".

Geopark Flyer

Info brochure

Geographical Overview

Membership and articles of incorporation

The Board of Directors is supported and counseled by the Advisory Board:

District Administrator Manfred GoerigChairman Geopark Volcanic Region Vogelsberg e.V.
Hartmut GrebManaging Director of the Geopark Volcanic Region Vogelsberg e.V.Link
Claudia BlumMayor of Homberg/OhmLink
Michael PlettenbergMayor of AmoeneburgLink
Susanne SchaabMayor of SchottenLink
Edwin SchneiderMayor of UlrichsteinLink

Kerstin Baer

German Volcanological Society – Section Vogelsberg


Gerold BeckmannGerman Volcanological Society– Section VogelsbergLink
Prof. Dr. Andreas DittmannJustus-Liebig-University Giessen, Institute of GeographyLink
Bernd-Uwe DomesEconomic Development Agency Wetterau GmbHLink
Rudolf FrischmuthNature Park Volcanic Region VogelsbergLink
Ruben Max GarchowNature Conservation Project VogelsbergLink
Birgit GrußAssociation Region MarburgerLand e.V.Link
Elke HochgesandRegion GiessenerLand e.VLink
Dr. Peter KoenigshofSenckenberg, Society for Nature ResearchLink
Dr. Ulrike MattigHessian Ministry of Science and ArtLink
Roger MerkRegion Vogelsberg Tourism GmbHLink
Uwe PrihodaHead of Service/Higher Authority Division, Hesse Forestry SchottenLink
N. N. Hessian State Agency for Nature Conservation, Environment and GeologyLink
N. N.Philipps-University Marburg, Department of GeographyLink
Thomas SchaumbergVogelsberg Consult GmbHLink
Marco Schuster*District Committee of the Vogelsberg District, Lower Nature Conservation Authority, Geodata Information ManagementLink
Prof. Dr. Juergen WunderlichJohann-Wolfgang-Goethe-University, Frankfurt a. M., Institut für Physical Geography Link

*The Geopark mourns the loss of its esteemed colleague. With his background knowledge and his professional expertise, he leaves behind many traces in the volcanic region Vogelsberg. We will continue to work on the projects initiated by Marco.