In the heart of western Germany lies the tranquil and picturesque Volcanic Eifel region. But while today the area is calm and peaceful, it hasn’t always been that way. For hundreds of thousands of years, the region was wracked by volcanic activity, leaving behind a rugged and utterly unique landscape. And now, with seismic activity increasing and signs of volcanic activity abound, scientists are on high alert, monitoring the region constantly to try and predict when the next eruption will occur.
Deep below the surface, magma is slowly making its way towards the Earth’s crust, potentially spelling disaster for the millions of people living in the surrounding area. Yet despite this imminent threat, the area remains a source of fascination for scientists and those interested in geology, presenting a perfect study site for those trying to understand the inner workings of our planet. Join our documentary crew as we explore the incredible Volcanic Eifel region and the fascinating science behind what may be one of the world’s most geologically active regions.