What is a geotope?
Geotopes are windows to the geological history. They are defined as special places which, due to their beauty, peculiarity or high scientific value, are important for the development of the earth and life.
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A touch of (geological) history
Discover the diversity and uniqueness of the region. Join us on an adventurous journey through time and experience how nature, life and ultimately man have had to assert themselves again and again.
Day of the Geotope
Since 2002, the nationwide Geotope Day has taken place every year on the third Sunday in September. Local organizers present geotopes and other geo-facilities to the public with often imaginative actions.
On the initiative of the German Volcanological Society (DVG) in the Vogelsberg, the Day of the Geotope was organized in Buedingen for the first time in the region in 2010. The annual event is held at different locations and with different thematic focuses. From 2013 to 2017 the Geopark Volcanic Region Vogelsberg was co-organiser. Since 2018 the Vogelsberg Section of the German Volcanological Society e.V. (DVG) has taken over the patronage.
Geotope of the Year:
2010 "Wilder Stein" - Buedingen
2011 Castle vaulted cellar - Herbstein
2012 Castle wall with basalt columns - Ortenberg
2013 Taufstein - Schotten
2014 East wall of Amoeneburg - Amoeneburg
2015 Weickartshainer Schweiz - Gruenberg
2016 Quarry Wildfrauhaus - Gedern
2017 Uhuklippen - Grebenhain
2018 Dicke Steine - Homberg (Ohm)
2020 Flows of lava at Glauberg - Glauburg
2021 Quarry am Koeppel - Hungen-Langd