Mineral Water Sources Our Dreeses

Dreese Our Bubbling Springs

The word Drees comes from the Celtic “Dreyse”, which means “bubbling spring”. It is related to the old Germanic word “Thrais” for bubbling or swirling. In the Volcanic Eifel the word has been preserved in dialect and refers to local mineral water and carbonic acid springs. Almost every place here has its Drees, which it borrows its name from. These include well-known ones such as Dauner, Gerolsteiner and Dreiser.

Dreisborn Tafel

Dreisborn Buried for a long time

It wasn't until 1991 that this Drees in the Prembachtal was uncovered again. The spring socket was made with great craftsmanship from a single reddish sandstone block. This rock is found in a westerly direction, where it forms the ridges.

Bergquelle in Bad Bertrich

Mountain SourceUnique in Germany

Mineral water rises to the surface from a volcanic fissure in Bad Bertrich from a depth of over 2,300 meters. Germany's only Glauber's salt thermal spring bubbles here. Remarkable: When it comes out, the water has a temperature of 32 degrees Celsius.

Strotzbüscher Quelle

Strotzbüscher SourceWarm mineral water

The Strozbüscher Source in the West Eifel-Mosel Valley area is a warm mineral water spring. When the water emerges from this spring in the Ueßbachtal, its temperature is between 15 and almost 20 degrees Celsius.

Wasser der Maischquelle

Maischer Source Spring water from the mountain

The Maischer source is a so-called layer source. Such spring outlets can be found wherever comparatively young volcanic loose deposits lie on the old rocks from the Devonian geological age.


Linden SourceGood Born in Birresborn

The existence of the town of Birresborn was first documented historically in 721. The former name “Birgisburias” can be translated as “good spring” or “good source” and already indicates the wealth of springs in the area.

Demerather Drees

Demerather Drees Spring in the middle of the forest

The Demerather Drees is in close proximity to the Geisert nature reserve, one of two juniper nature reserves in the area. The Sauerling lies in the middle of the forest. With a handle pump placed on the fountain socket you can help yourself to the refreshing water

Hinweisschild zum Drees

Niederstadtfelder Drees Rich in iron and carbon dioxide

Two liters of the refreshingly cool mineral water bubble to the surface of the earth in one minute in Niederstadtfelder Drees. In addition to a high CO2 content, the source also has high sodium and chlorine values.

Wallenborner Drees mit Leuten

Wallenborner DreesIt's finally bubbling again

For many decades, a well-used sour fountain supplied the people of Wallenborn with fresh spring water. Unfortunately, almost 20 years ago, the Drees was so damaged during renovation work that its water was no longer drinkable.

Händewaschen an der Dunaris-Quelle

Dunaris SourceWater with healing properties

The Dunaris source is located in the spa park of Daun and is a stop on the Drees hiking trail Daun. Their state-recognized healing water is one of the most healing mineral waters in Germany and is ideal for a drinking cure.


Hotzendrees Prominent Drees in Daun

To the left of the Lieser and at the foot of the Dauner Burgberg lies the Hotzendrees, also known as the castle fountain. It is a stop on the Dauner-Drees hiking trail and is probably the best-known and most popular Drees in the city of Daun. The carbonated water is healthy, tasty and is not only drunk, but also used in the kitchen.


Josendrees Pulsating spring on the outskirts of Daun

This nicely arranged Drees near the entrance to the Heinrich Hertz barracks owes its name to the Josenbach that flows directly next to it. It is less well-known than Hotzendrees, but its mineral water is no less tasty and healthy. Like the heartbeat of the volcanic elemental force, the water comes out of the well suddenly.

Darscheider Drees

Darscheider Drees Most iron-rich source in the Vulkaneifel

“How does so much iron get into the water?” one asks, given the iron concentration of 46 milligrams per liter in the water of the Darscheider Drees. No other source in the Vulkaneifel contains this much iron. The solution to the puzzle: The water rising in the Lower Devonian sedimentary rock migrates through iron-containing rock layers and dissolves the iron from them.

Steinborner Drees

Steinborner Drees Six liters per minute

Record-breaking! In one minute, up to six liters of refreshing mineral water bubble up from this spring. The spring in the middle of the village of Steinborn produces water that is particularly rich in iron and carbon dioxide.

Rengener Drees

Rengener Drees Insider tip for bakers

The Drees used to have a special meaning for the Rengen housewives. They used its water to bake waffles because the dough obviously turned out perfectly thanks to the baking soda and carbon dioxide content.

Dockweiler Drees

Dockweiler Drees Spring in a magical idyll

The location of Dockweiler Drees in the middle of a wonderful, wooded environment and in the immediate vicinity of the “Alte Bach” flowing past can rightly be called idyllic.


Schulldrees Nomen est omen

Schulldrees used to be directly opposite the Neichen elementary school. For people in town, this Drees was always just the school Drees. This name has remained with Neichen Drees to this day.

Rothenbacher Drees

Rothenbacher Drees A place steeped in history

The Rothenbacher Drees is a stop on the history route that offers many exciting insights into the culture and history of the region. It was renewed in 2015 with the support of the Vulkaneifel Nature and UNESCO Geopark.

Gelenberger Mofette

Gelenberger SourceVolcanism is alive

The Gelenberger Source is a so-called Mofette, a place with cold gas emissions. Here in the Gelenberg Forest, volcanic carbon dioxide rises in a depression filled with rainwater and causes the water surface to constantly effervesce. An unmistakable sign: volcanism is still active here.

Bodenbacher Drees

Bodenbacher DreesHealthy from the depths

The water of the Bodenbacher Drees is regularly checked by the health department and is of drinking water quality. Treat yourself to a sip. Your stomach and intestines will thank you.


Vulkania Healing SourceState-recognized healthy

The Vulkania Healing Source at Dreiser Weiher, the second largest Eifelmaar, is one of several strong mineral springs within the Maar basin, which is literally bubbling.

Quelle Laubachshof

Source At The LaubachshofLittle water, lots of minerals

The Source At The Laubachshof is the most heavily mineralized spring in the Hillesheim area. Only a few springs in the Dreiser Weiher further south are even more highly mineralized.


Altstraßbach SourceHigh CO2 content poses danger! 

The source at Altstraßbach was discovered in the 1940s during construction work for the West Wall. It is moderately mineralized, but has an extremely high CO2 content of 3500 milligrams per liter. This makes them particularly dangerous.
Geeser Drees

Geeser DreesTip for the kitchen

In many villages in the Vulkaneifel - and especially here in Gees - the water from some springs used to be used as a leavening agent in baking. Even today, some people swear by adding carbonated mineral water to the dough.


Helenen SourceWhere Gerolsteiner Sprudel is at home

The Helenen Source is located in the middle of the Gerolstein spa park and looks quite elegant. It is labeled with pretty brass letters and the tap from which you can drink its water directly is also made of brass. The spring water comes from Middle Devonian limestone up to 98 meters deep.

Duppacher Drees

Duppacher DreesSpring under large pavilion

The Drees is located in the Duppacher Maar nature reserve. Its spring water comes from sand and siltstone layers of the Lower Devonian. It is relatively highly mineralized and has a particularly high carbon dioxide content.

Steffelner Drees

Steffelner Drees Source on the Eichholzmaar

The Steffelner Drees is located in the immediate vicinity of the Eichholzmaar in the German-Belgian nature park “Hohes Venn – Eifel”. The special thing about Steffeln spring water is the low concentration of calcium and magnesium.

Fischbach-Drees bei Birresborn

Fischbach Drees Near Birresborn

The Romans already knew and appreciated the fresh water of the Birresborner Dreese for its good taste and healing effects. A total of five springs are known in Birresborn, several of which were of great economic importance.

Schalkenmehrener Drees am Winkelbach

Schalkenmehrener Drees On The Winkelbach

The forgotten Schalkenmehrener Drees am Winkelbach was “rediscovered” by Schalkenmehren citizens Werner and Katharina Zillgen in 1990 and provided with a source version. The Drees was recast in the summer of 2020.

Üdersdorfer Drees

Üdersdorfer Drees

Older citizens say that Üdersdorfer Drees was caught before World War II. Many people remember that as children they drew mineral water there so that they could bake buckwheat pancakes at home.

wallender Born aktiv

Wallender Born "Brubbel"

The Wallende Born indicates that there must have been a surging spring when the town was named, which gave it the place name “Wallenborn”, which is unique in Germany.

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