400,000th visitor welcomed to Lava-Dome

Last weekend, the German Volcanic Museum Lava-Dome in Mendig welcomed its 400,000th visitor. This means that actual guest numbers have far exceeded the planned numbers. The museum was initiated by the city Mendig, in order to enrich the regional volcanic park with a central attraction. According to museum director Helmut Koll, one reason for the museum´s popularity is the extremely positive evaluation by teachers and their recommendations.

The interactive science center makes the phenomena of volcanism comprehensible: in the three exhibition areas – the „Land of Volcanos“, the „Era of Volcanos“ and the „Volcano Workshop“ – visitors experience volcanism in all its diversity, its dangers but also its benefits for mankind.