This manageable asphalted circular route around the Schalkenmehrener Maar is ideal for families with children and people with limited mobility. With a length of around 3 km, the path is not too long even for disabled or elderly people. There is always the possibility of turning back if the strength dwindles. The circular route starts at a barrier-free parking lot directly at the Tourist Information.
It is possible to reach the Maarbad at the “Hotel-Restaurant Schneider am Maar”. The terrace and the toilet can be used barrier-free. A footbridge to the water invites you to linger. In the Maarbad you can fortify yourself before or after the tour.
The path takes its course after a bend and reaches a gradient of more than 6% at approx. 300m. It is recommended that you have an accompanying person help you - unless you can manage this incline with suitable aids such as a wheelchair with a brake.
On the circular route you can also enjoy the longest bank in the Vulkaneifel with a length of 65m. The wood for this bench comes from a silver fir from the Daun forestry district.
Towards the end of the path you are really close to the maar again and with a bit of luck you can catch a glimpse of the wildlife in the nature reserve. Look out for frogs, lizards and ducks.
The circular route leads to the home weaving museum at the end. Since the renovation, the museum on the ground floor has been barrier-free accessible. The museum offers an impression of home weaving work and the production of local “Eifel fabrics and patterns”. There is a parking space and a toilet available here. The end board provides information about other barrier-free restaurants and the day can end on a pleasant note. The Home Weaving Museum is currently closed for the duration of the renovation work on the multi-generational house in Schalkenmehren (Old School); there are no guided tours during the construction phase.
It is also planned to set up benches every 500 meters on the Schalkenmehren circular route and erect information boards in simple language. Rollators and wheelchairs should then be able to be parked next to the benches. A larger rest area with two benches, a table and a wheelchair space is also planned.
Project start: summer 2021
Project end: end of 2021
The furnishing and equipment of the path is financed by nature park funds from the Ministry for Climate Protection, Environment, Energy and Mobility.