The Eifel lies in the southwest of Germany. In the past, one called this region also Prussian Siberia. At that time it was a poor region with a harsh climate, agricultural land, and forests.
The forests were reforested with old tree species and are home to birds of prey, wildcats, and lynx. The report about the sighting of a first wolf already leads to violent defensive reactions in agriculture.
Yet, the comparison with Siberia limps. Siberia is much larger, has high mountain ranges and is home to many wild animals such as bears, wolves and even tigers. Siberia still allows you to live close to nature.
Originally, massive volcanic eruptions characterized the region with its extensive forests and many waters. In the Eifel, one describes the volcanic craters filled with lakes as maars. About 10,000 years ago, the last volcanos erupted in the Eifel, and still today they are considered active.
Today there are still 12 maars filled with water. We make a short visit to the Maars of Daun. The Schalkenmehrener Maar (not in the picture), the Weinfelder Maar, also called Totenmaar and the Gemündener Maar.
The regions offer nature lovers extensive leisure zones, ideal for hiking, riding, kayaking, etc..
Siberia has long been on our wish list because we want to know more about the genuine Siberia, the landscape, the tradition, and the people. Maybe we will find some unexpected similarities.
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