Vogelsberg Fact Sheet


  • Largest coherent volcanic area in Central Europe
  • 2,500 km², foothills to Hanau/Frankfurt am Main
  • Ten times the area of Frankfurt am Main
  • Diameter (distribution of volcanic rocks): approx. 60 km*
  • Highest elevation: Hoherodskopf: 764 m (base height level) or Taufstein: 773 m (base height level)
  • Lowest point: Echzell, Grundschwalheim 125 m (base height level)
  • Precipitation values in the Upper Vogelsberg: average 1200 mm/year*
  • Average daily mean temperature (°C): 6.0-8.0**