The Vogelsberg Volcanic Region National Geopark has made it its goal to make the fiery past visible and experienceable. But it is also important to know how earth's history shaped the region, the development of man, his culture and nature.

Which topics can geostations present?

The main theme of the Vogelsberg Volcanic Region National Geopark is "Volcanism & Life". Thus, a broad spectrum of topics can be covered in the information centres and museums, which depicts man and his relation to the volcano. This includes not only the numerous different raw materials of the region, such as basalt, red sandstone, iron ore, kaolin and coal, but also the products that man has made of them.

The history of the volcanic region Vogelsberg, which originated about 18 million years ago, is of course exciting. In the very long time that has passed since then, however, various - highly interesting - processes have taken place that can be described. For example, subtropical weathering, which led to the formation of brown iron ore deposits or kaolin, is an exciting development.

With man's entry into history, the broad field of man's relationship to natural resources opens up. Stones of all kinds initially served as building materials, initially for the foundations of simple huts and as primitive tools, later for the construction of magnificent castles and palaces. Thus, stone discoveries of all kinds - from the hand wedge to the early modern cannonball and the baroque sandstone sculptures of many castles - can be presented. Also, part of this area is the craft, which over the millennia has dealt with the processing of stones in very different ways.

Iron ore plays a special role among the raw materials, found in the Vogelsberg in the form of brown iron stone. Already the Celts processed the ore, later the mining and processing were modernized and reached an absolute heyday in iron art casting. Many relics of mining and processing can be admired in the economic history departments of the small regional museums.

The central theme "Volcanism & Life" is reflected particularly intensively in the contemplation of today's flora and fauna and their connection to people. Here the development of today's landscapes is of interest as well as the use of soils and renewable resources by humans and the element water. The topic of water has many aspects to offer that deal with springs, salt and thermal water and the use of hydropower.

Each of these geo stations offers something unique. Find out more here:

Info Center Hoko

The nature conservation information centre, renovated in 2018, is located on the local mountain. Read more

Museum in the Vorwerk

The museum in the Ulrichstein suburb is always worth a visit. Read more

NIZA Amoeneburg

The information centre is in the romantic old town of Amoeneburg. Read more

Museum in the Brewery

The building, erected in the 13th century, belonged to Homberg's city fortifications. Read more

Art tower Muecke

Experience the unique combination of art and history of ore mining in the Vogelsberg. Read more

Vulkaneum Schotten

A new central meeting point in the Vogelsberg Volcano Region Geopark. Read more

MUNA Grebenhain

Visit a former air ammunition station in Oberwald. Read more

Quarry Michelnau

The Michelnauer Stein is appreciated by sculptors and hobby artists. Read more

Geological Tree Hedge

On the trail of nature - Earth history to touch. Read more

Vogelsberg Garden Ulrichstein

A must for all nature lovers! Read more

Observatory Stumpertenrod

Take a look at the stars. Read more

Volcano Garden Oberwald-School

Students in Grebenhain design garden accessible to the public. Read more