Anyone who wants to learn more about tuff can easily find out about this rock and its uses in the 'Weiberner Schaufenster' ('Weibern Shop Window').
A volcano erupts. Hot drops of lava are thrown out of the vent and fall onto other fragments of lava which have been spewed out during earlier eruptions.
The Infozentrum Rauschermühle, which lies between the villages of Plaidt and Saffig, is your first port of call not only for planning your journey, but also for finding out the key facts about volcanic activity and 7,000 years of rock extraction in the area.
What is going on deep beneath our feet? How does volcanic activity affect the landscape? Experience volcanic phenomena and activity at close range.
If you walk a little way further up, you will see a geological feature which is a major exception in the Volcanic Eifel.