Welcome to the Vulkaneum

- We invite you on a journey through the history of the earth, at a time in which the volcanoes of Vogelsberg were still active. - 

The Vulkaneum in Schotten offers an interactive exhibition that explains the subject of volcanism. On several floors you will learn how the volcanoes formed the Vogelsberg, how they still affect it today and what role the climate, the forces of nature and human beings play in this. In addition to science, we also show the myths and legends that were created by the volcanoes.

Experimental stations, interactive exhibits and multi-media installations accompany you through the exhibition. Through the combination of knowledge and entertainment, the Vulkaneum is for everyone who wants to get to know the Vogelsberg and its fiery past in a lively way. Interesting and entertaining for children and adults alike.


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>> Corona pandemic information:

Due to the high number of visitors and the increasing number of infections in the population, the Vulkaneum will close daily between 1:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. from August 15th, 2020 in order to ensure that the exhibits are thoroughly disinfected. Last admission is therefore at 12:00 or 17:00. The exhibition is open during the week from 9:00 a.m. and on the weekends from 10:00 a.m. The Vulkaneum closes at 6:00 p.m. every day. A reservation for your visit is currently not required.

If you have any questions, we can be reached by phone at 06044 66-51 and by email at info(at)vulkaneum.com

Health is important to us! 
In order to protect our guests and Vulkaneum staff from infection, please adhere to our hygiene rules: 

- Note our changed opening times (see above)! 
- Before and after your visit, disinfect your hands on our disinfectant dispensers. 
- Wear a face mask in the foyer and throughout the exhibition. 
- Pay cashless if possible. 
- Keep your distance from one another and show consideration for other people. 
- There are currently no guided tours and workshops in the Vulkaneum. 
- If you feel sick, please stay home.


Arrival by car 
By car you can reach Schotten on the B276. At the roundabout, enter Vogelsbergstrasse. From there, turn right into "Am Vulkaneum" after approx. 200 m. The Vulkaneum is at the end of the street on the left. Free parking spaces are located directly opposite.

For your navigation system to find us without any problems, please enter the address "Parkstrasse 10, 63679 Schotten".

Arrival by Coach
Tour buses stop close to the Vulkaneum to let visitors get on and off. There is space for two buses, which can be parked free of charge and right next to the building. For longer stays, please contact us.

Arrival by public transportation
You can reach the Vulkaneum by public transportation from the train stations in Nidda, Lich, Lauterbach and Gießen. From there, take the bus to Schotten to the “Vulkaneum” stop. From the stop it is only a 50 m walk to the entrance.



The Vulkaneum supports the Hessen family card. The Hessen family card is issued upon request to all Hessian families with at least one child under the age of 18 who have their main residence in Hesse.

When presenting the Hessen family card, the admission fee for families in the Vulkaneum is reduced by EUR 2.00 (16.00 euros instead of 18.00 euros). More information is available at >> www.familienkarte.hessen.de

The Vulkaneum is ticket agency for the RMV "RheinMainCard". This ticket is valid for two consecutive days in the entire RMV area. The price is EUR 29.00 for individuals and EUR 46.00 for groups of up to five people. With the RheinMainCard, you also receive attractive discounts at over 70 leisure facilities throughout the Rhine-Main area.

With the RheinMainCard, visitors to the Vulkaneum receive the reduced admission price of EUR 6.00. Further information is available at >> www.frankfurt-rhein-main.de/en/Information-Planning/RheinMainCard