The Vulcaneifel is the southeastern part of the Eifel. The origin of its name is found in the vulcano activity that formed the scenery. Het heeft zijn naam te danken aan de vulkanische activiteit die het landschap heeft gevormd. You cab still recognize this in the landscape in the form of its craters and lakes called "maaren".

A part of this craters are no more hollow fields complete filled and grown over. Others have filled themselves with water and form these "maaren". The larger ones are found around Daun and Manderscheid.