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“Get close up and personal with a geysir”
Review of Geysir Andernach

Geysir Andernach
Ranked #1 of 40 things to do in Andernach
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Owner description: Der Geysir Andernach ist ein seltenes Naturphanomen. Er befindet sich im Mittelrheintal und ist ein Relikt des noch jungen Vulkangebietes der Osteifel. Der hochste Kaltwasser-Geysir der Welt mit seiner bis zu 60 Meter hohen Wasserfontane steht sogar im Guinness Buch der Rekorde. Mehr als 110.000 Besucher lassen sich pro Saison von dem einzigartigen Naturphanomen begeistern. Vulkanisches Kohlenstoffdioxid treibt den Geysir an und sorgt dafur, dass ungefahr alle zwei Stunden eine beeindruckende Fontane aus der Erde schiesst. Der Besuch beginnt im interaktiven Erlebniszentrum in Andernach mit einer imaginaren Reise 4000 m unter die Erde zum Ursprung des Geysirs. Gut und spannend informiert uber die naturwissenschaftlichen Hintergrunde und die vulkanischen Gegebenheiten der Region wird die Reise mit dem Geysir-Schiff ,,Namedy" fortgesetzt. Nach einer kurzen Schifffahrt auf dem Rhein wird das Naturschutzgebiet Namedyer Werth erreicht, wo der Geysir-Ausbruch den Hohepunkt der Exkursion darstellt.
Reviewed 14 April 2013

At least, we got a chance to because we were in a small group. In the midst of tourist season you're probably not going to be so lucky. Mind you, if you do get a chance to get close you will get wet.

You buy your ticket at the geysir discovery centre, where you can visit the exposition that explains you how cold water geysirs work, the history of the Andernach geysir, etc. Quite interesting if you didn't know this yet, with lots of hands-on things for kids. Written explanations are in German and English, but the running audio narrative featuring a little girl and her grandfather is only in German, slightly too long and it does get slightly annoying towards the end.

After you finish here, you get on the boat for a short trip downriver to the geysir (about 15 minutes). There are at the moment 4 departures per day, there may be more in summer and less in winter depending on the number of visitors and daylight hours.

You typically arrive 10 minutes before the eruption is due, so no need for rushing and pushing. The guide is quite knowledgeable.

An experience not to be missed when you're in Andernach.

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Reviewed 19 May 2012

It was a nice trip, but for a couple in our middle twenties it was a little bit boring. The geysir museum was kind of interesting but made for kids. Then the boat trip was too short and the geysir was not that great. I think that the trip is great for familes with young kids. Be sure to call first or look up on their website at what time the boats depart.

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Reviewed 26 August 2011

The highest cold water geysir in the world. You go through an exhibtion explaining it all, then on a boat trip to the geysir. Wow! It shoots up about 50m, and they collect some of the water for you to tatse (rather sulphurous, but surprisingly tasty). Definitely recommend this if you are anywhere near the area. English translations everywhere, so dont worry if your german is as non-existent as ours!

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