Extraction of volcanic stone from the Dachsbusch ate deeper and deeper into the old cinder cone. As a result, we are able to look back into the past, because there is evidence not only of volcanic activity but also of changes in the climate. We can see how layers of volcanic material slipped, due to alternate freezing and thawing during a glacial period about 150,000 years ago.
There is no need to worry about any further extraction from the Dachsbusch, because the area is now protected as a nature reserve. Follow the signposted path to the right up to the Gleitfalte, where you will find more information.
On your way back down you can enjoy a spectacular view of the Wehrer Kessel (Wehr Basin), a caldera formed by the collapse of a volcano following an eruption. You can also make out the volcanic structures of Tiefenstein and Meirother Kopf beyond the village of Wehr.