Geology of the Volcanic Region Vogelsberg

The Vogelsberg - in the heart of Hesse - is the largest volcanic complex in Central Europe with an area of about 2500 km² and a diameter of about 65 km.

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Where does the name Vogelsberg come from?

When the devil in the world was once again up to no good and did many mischivious things, God quoted him angrily to himself.

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What is volcanism anyway?

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In the middle of Germany lies the Vogelsberg, the largest contiguous volcanic area in Central Europe. Until almost 15 million years ago, countless vents of glowing lava were spewing here. The remains can be seen in many places in this geopark.

Download - Article about the Vogelsberg „In the Land of Volcanoes” (PDF)

(Source: bdw Spezial Geoparks, Konradin Medien GmbH, Leinfelden-Echterdingen)

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