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The small historic town of Monschau in the Eifel region
The Eifel is a low mountain range in the west of Germany, with the volcanic cone “Hohe Acht” as the highest elevation of about 750m. The biggest part of the Eifel is of volcanic origin. Volcanism began about 50 million years ago and continues to this day. The last volcanic eruption happened about 11,000 years back. Geologically the volcanism is still active with fumaroles of carbon dioxide, and eruptions are still possible. On walking-tours we can see volcanic cones, craters, lava flows and Maars (round volcanic craters caused by magmatic explosions).Along the river Moselle we can see one of the famous winegrowing areas of Germany with vineyards going up the slopes. This scenery we wanted to see from bird’s eye view.