Are there acoustic fossils

A visit to the Stöffel is always worthwhile!

A visit to the tertiary, industrial and adventure park Stöffel, part of the Westerwald-Lahn-Taunus Geopark, is worthwhile for young and old. Here in Enspel, in the upper Westerwald, visitors can expect a backdrop like in an abandoned gold rush town. In addition to the imposing buildings of the basalt mining company owned by Adrian from the 20th century, much older treasures can be found on the 140 hectare site: fossils from the Tertiary.

Here is a little acoustic introduction - Christoph Bröder from SWR visited the Stöffel Park in July 2020:


And a SWR film team was also in Stöffel Park this summer. The result were great shots to get in the mood for a visit to the Stöffel Park in the program “Expedition to the home - hiking vacation in Rhineland-Palatinate”. Anna Lena Dörr walks through the Stöffel Park from 23:20 to 26:30.

Film: Expedition home - hiking vacation in Rhineland-Palatinate

The famous Stöffel mouse has been found in the Stöffel Park - and many thousands more interesting finds. Many fossils can be admired in the Tertiary Museum, the TERTIARY, since April 2016.

The Stöffel invites you to follow the basalt route: from mining to the primary crusher, along wagon tracks, excavators, locomotives and conveyor belts. The historical workshop, the tipper booths and the switch house also tell of the old days.

A walk through the Stöffel Park

The Stöffel Park is an adventure - and for everyone: it has been checked for accessibility and found to be good.

There are always good reasons for the Stöffel Park

A tour offers information, action and something beautiful for the eye. This is also ensured by wide views and original details. Works of art attract the eye with every step.

We offer guided tours, a fantastic program of events, catering, rental of the location and rooms - such as the historical workshop.

Our attractions and offers include quarry adventure garden, via ferrata, wheelwright, observation tower, barbecue areas and of course the TERTIARY. Café Kohleschuppen is open on Sundays (from March to October inclusive) from 1pm to 6pm.

Because it is so beautiful and spacious here, the park is valued for wedding celebrations as well as for company presentations, classic car meetings, as a rescue dog search area or photo backdrop ...

Hikers will find a 10-km circular route around the Stöffel, which, by the way, is also directly on the Westerwald-Steig. And: The Stöffel Park has found its way into the GPS hiking atlas - a hiking guide on the Internet by hikers for hikers. So many hikes can be combined with a visit to the Stöffel Park.

The Stöffel Park is the geographic information center of the Westerwald-Lahn-Taunus Geopark and thus an entrance gate to the Geopark. Here you will find information on the geology and economic and cultural history in the Geopark as well as on important paleontological and archaeological finds in the region.

Children welcome!

Our youngest visitors are always among the biggest Stöffel Park fans. Anyone who is curious, likes to romp around, play and want to know something about the ground they are walking on - is the place for us. We need these naturalists - and they have a lot to discover here.

Have we piqued your interest? If you have any questions, you will always find an open ear with us - just contact us.

opening hours
The Stöffel Park is open from March 1st to October 31st: Tue – Thu from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Fri – Sun and public holidays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. During the visitor season, the Kohleschuppen café is also open on Sundays and public holidays from 1 pm to 6 pm. Events are also offered in the winter months.

By the way: dogs are welcome in the Stöffel Park.