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Traumpfad Booser Doppelmaartour

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    Blick vom Eifelturm
    Photo: Klaus-Peter Kappest, Traumpfade im Rhein-Mosel-Eifel-Land
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Hiking holiday as a journey back in time to a “hot past“. That is how the hiking tour through the volcanic scenery of the Eifel can also be understood. Fabulous views over vast maars, volcano summits in the attractive Eifel landscape, and a unique world of flora and fauna in the nature reserve “Booser Doppelmaar”.

Distance 9.1 km
2:40 h
146 m
146 m
542 m
447 m

Highlights at Traumpfad

  • Booser Eiffel Tower with breathtaking panoramic view over the Eifel to Westerwald and Hunsrück.
  • Eight slag cone volcanoes and two dry maars that give deep insights into the fiery history of the East Eifel.
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Nicole Pfeifer
Update: November 14, 2022
Highest point
542 m
Lowest point
447 m
Best time of year

Track types

Asphalt 0.86%Forested/wild trail 66.30%Path 32.82%
0.1 km
Forested/wild trail
6 km
3 km
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Rest stops

Eifelhotel Fuchs
Eifelhotel Fuchs in Boos

Safety information

Safety guidance – stay safe whilst hiking on the Traumpfade/Traumpfädchen

Hikers like narrow pathways, unspoilt natural trails (leading over the forest floor, across the grass or alongside streams) and rocky climbs which lead to spectacular views. It goes without saying that particular care should be exercised when taking such routes.

Things to bear in mind when preparing for your hike

  •  Wear proper clothing that is appropriate to the weather conditions and that will protect you against the cold and the wet or the heat and the sun.
  • Schedule suitable breaks during your hike and make sure that you conserve energy.
  • Take sufficient liquids with you. Establishments selling refreshments are not available everywhere.
  • When hiking on the Traumpfade, please wear appropriate hiking boots which provide a sufficient foothold on slippery, steep, rocky and uneven paths.
  • If you do not feel that you are able to negotiate certain parts of the route, then you should avoid such sections or else turn back. Natural pathways may become muddy and treacherous, especially in unfavourable weather.
  • In autumn in particular, please remember that leaves lying on the ground may be concealing bumps, routes, stones or holes in the path.
  • You will need to expect route impairments of this kind if you are intending to undertake a hike.
  • Before setting out, visit https://www.traumpfade.info/traumpfade/wege-status/ in order to find out whether the route you intend to hike is closed or whether diversions are in place. Construction works, timber felling or other disruptions may also be planned.
  • Recommended hiking season: April to October

Tips and hints

Touristik-Büro Vordereifel, Tel.:  +49 (0)2651/800995, tourismus@vordereifel.dewww.naturerlebnis-vordereifel.de

Projektbüro Traumpfade, Tel.:  +49 (0)261/108419, info@traumpfade.infowww.traumpfade.info



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56729 Boos L 94 Vulkan car park Booser Doppelmaar (505 m)
50.309337, 7.000379
50°18'33.6"N 7°00'01.4"E
32U 357619 5574937
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56729 Boos L 94 Vulkan car park Booser Doppelmaar

Turn-by-turn directions

The crater tour begins at the hiker car park at the volcano’s car park station "Booser Doppelmaar". From here, a narrow footpath leads to the edge of the western dry maar. The trail continues towards Unterschemel with a view of the imposing silhouette of the ruins of the Nürburg castle. Both maars can be recognised as impressive, spacious, flat basins.

The path now climbs steeply upwards to the edge of the crater where a refuge hut with a great view of Boos invites a rest. A detour leads to an absolute highlight: the Boos Eiffel Tower, projecting 25 m into the sky on the highest rise of the Schneeberg mountain. Whoever decides to climb the 125 steps to the top is rewarded with a fantastic panoramic view over the attractive Eifel landscape with its extinct volcanic domes. Further on, the trail submerges into the forest. It goes past ancient hill graves up to the Hölgertberg mountain. The descent follows along a narrow pass lined with trees down into the Nitzbach valley.

On the way there are great views of the villages Nitz, Drees and Wanderath. In front of a fabulous mountain forest backdrop, the Traumpfad leads along the natural meanders of the Nitzbach valley back to the starting point.


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Public transport

Destination stop: Ettringen, Mayener Straße

Line 390 RegioBus: Mayen - St. Johann - Bell - Niedermendig


Destination stop: Kottenheim, railway station

RB 38 "Pellenz-Eifel-Bahn" - Kaisersesch-Mayen-Andernach

RB 23 "Lahn-Eifel-Bahn" - Kaisersesch-Mayen-Andernach


Getting there

A 48 Exit Mayen/Mendig - B 258 towards Nürburgring - at Kreuznick towards Gerolstein/Boos on to B 410 - right after Boos on to L 94 towards Nürburgring - 56729 Boos, Vulkan car park at Boos


56729 Boos, Vulkan car park at Boos

56729 Boos, town central


50.309337, 7.000379
50°18'33.6"N 7°00'01.4"E
32U 357619 5574937
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

  • Traumpfade & Traumpfädchen Band  2: Die 19 besten Premium-Rundwanderungen in der Vordereifel, Ulrike Poller & Wolfgang Todt ISBN: 978-3-934342-61-3 
  • 27 Premium-Rundwege Traumpfade, Jubiläumsausgabe 10 Jahre Traumpfade,  Ulrike Poller & Wolfgang Todt, ISBN: 978-3-942779-43-2

Author’s map recommendations

  • Osteifel mit Laacher-See-Gebiet Wanderkarte 1:25.000 ISBN: 978-3-921805-63-3


Robust footwear is recommended!

Details of route closures can be found at: http://www.traumpfade.info/wegemanagement/



Questions and answers

Question from Gerd Ickes · July 10, 2022 · Community
Hallo, aus gesundheitlichen Gründen sind uns 9,1km zu lang, kann man und wenn ja an welcher Stelle die Tour "halbieren"?
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Answered by Thomas Fickinger  · July 10, 2022 · Community
Es gibt dort alternativ das Traumpfädchen. Der Weg ist nur knapp 4 Km lang.
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Question from Volkmar Blum · April 13, 2022 · Community
Kann man auf den booser Eifelturm.?
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Den Booser Eifelturm ist offen. :-)
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Heiko Becker
October 09, 2022 · Community
When did you do this route? October 09, 2022
Photo: Heiko Becker, Community
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Photo: Heiko Becker, Community
Photo: Heiko Becker, Community
Photo: Heiko Becker, Community
Photo: Heiko Becker, Community
Photo: Heiko Becker, Community
Photo: Heiko Becker, Community
Photo: Heiko Becker, Community
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Photo: Heiko Becker, Community
Heike Schröer
April 16, 2022 · Community
Schöner und gut ausgeschilderter Weg auf dem es viel über Vulkane zu entdecken gibt
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When did you do this route? April 09, 2022
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9.1 km
2:40 h
146 m
146 m
Highest point
542 m
Lowest point
447 m
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