© Klaus-Peter Kappest, Traumpfade im Rhein-Mosel-Eifel-Land

Traumpfad Booser Doppelmaartour

  • start: 56729 Boos L 94 Vulkan car park Booser Doppelmaar
  • destination: 56729 Boos L 94 Vulkan car park Booser Doppelmaar
  • easy
  • 9,12 km
  • 2 hours 40 minutes
  • 146 m
  • 542 m
  • 447 m
  • 100 / 100
  • 20 / 100

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”.

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.

General information


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.

Safety Guidelines

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

Robust footwear is recommended!

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



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

Public transit

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


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

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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  • Hiking Trail (66%)
  • Path (33%)
  • Asphalt Coating (1%)


This tour is presented by: Traumpfade im Rhein-Mosel-Eifel-Land, Author: Nicole Pfeifer

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