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Address: Brauerstr. 1, 56743 Mendig, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
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+49 2652 9399222
10:00 - 17:00
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Great! Even for young kids. The entire area is full of ancient geology.

Very interesting and unique! Great! Even for young kids. The entire area is full of ancient geology.

Reviewed 1 week ago
Bavaria, Germany
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Bavaria, Germany
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very interesting and unique! Great! Even for young kids. The entire area is full of ancient geology.

Thank zapatashoes
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22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 16 February 2017

I was alone to visit the lava dome and I made the underground program in the lava basement which was very nice and interesting. The guide was very friendly and the group also. The single thing what I did not enjoy it was that in mine the light was to poor so you could not see really everything around you.

Thank Zoltán B
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89 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

A really informative museum which kept the attention of all our party, from 7 to 70 years old ! We also had the mine visit - we knew that the visit was only in German, but it would be much appreciated if you could provide an English or French language Factsheet. I am a volunteer guide at another attraction and... More 

Thank cphlor
1 review
Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

Excellent visit. Do take something warm for the trip to the basalt caves but don't worry if you forget as along with a hard hat you are given a waterproof jacket. Sensible shoes are best. The tour is in German but if you have been in the museum first you will be well informed..it's worth doing even if you haven't... More 

Thank Beate D
Odense, Denmark
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17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2016

We are a normal family of 4 persons and were going to explore the "Eifel" Area with all the Vulcans and Geysers in a small area. This Museum were very informative and were made with nice 3D storytelling about the history of the Vulcans and Eruptions up to our time. Furthermore we went to the deep cave, were it is... More 

Thank Michael N
London, United Kingdom
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120 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2013

Lava Dome museum was great for the kids (light show recreating a volcanic eruption, pretend news bulletin, rocks to touch with info about 4 eruptions and lots of scientific hands-on models) and informative for the adults. Then we took the guided tour into the old basalt mines created from the lava flows of the volcano. Interesting intro to the area... More 

Thank RiddiSue
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144 reviews
62 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2013 via mobile

I enjoyed this museum. The museum itself has some really well done exhibits about the local volcano and what would happen when it explodes. You don't need a lot of time to go through- maybe 30 minutes max. The cave is what's really cool!! The tour was in German and we speak no German, but it was still interesting. A... More 

Thank Justis11
Maidstone, Kent
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165 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2013

Relative expensive and quite long if you want to do (or see) everything. In my opinion a bit too much of the good thing.

Thank Redsilence
London, United Kingdom
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121 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2012

The museum tells you the story of the area and volcanism. There's a little film and special effects presentation to give you an idea of what that massive eruption must have been like. And plenty of information about geology, other big volcanoes around the world, and an area where you can do little experiments and look at various volcanic rocks... More 

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Newbury, England
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114 reviews
58 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2011

The actual museum is a little small, but packed with info and interactive exhibits, so worth a visit. The introductory film/experience is all in german, but do go into it as the volcanic explosions are worth seeing/feeling! There's also a trip down into an old basalt mine, effectively the heart of a volcano..... this is dark, cold, long, with a... More 

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