Emha/Manuel Heinrich

Hiking: The Crystal Caverns of Weilburg

The forests of the Westerwald sit above the remnants of ancient volcanic activity, and the rolling landscape varies between hard basalt bedrock and tuff or limestone layers. The varied geology is responsible for the mineral wealth that was once extracted from the region but has also created numerous limestone and volcanic caverns. This hike takes you on a loop trail through the Kubacher crystal cavern, which is unique in Germany for its crystal stalagmites and stalactites.