Located in between the river valleys of Rhine, Moselle and Ahr and close to the borders of Luxembourg and Belgium lies the Gerolstein region in the heart of the volcanic Eifel region.
The water pictured is flowing from the HelenenQuelle coming from "Gerolsteiner Brunnen". Gerolsteiner mineral water owes its origin to the special aspects of the volcanic Eifel. This provides the geological conditions for water w/a unique combo of volcanic & carbonated mineral rich content: groundwater in the rugged dolamite and karstic limestones subsurface of the Kylltal. This mineral waters come from depths up to 200 m.
Here is the specific mineral analysis of nearby Helenen Spring (des Mineralwassers der städtischen Helenenquelle) from a depth of 84-98 m below ground level. Readily drunk straight from the shoulder of the brass faucet. At the foot of the tap, the lime - pure calcium carbonate - directly excreted creates a sintering effect to "wallpaper the gound"!
Natrium 155 // Kalium13,8 // Ammonium 0,07 // Magnesium 121 // Calcium 388 //Chlor 55,4 // Nitrat 3,9 // Sulfat 38// Hydrogenkarbonat 2101 // Temperatur: 13,9° C
Right in the heart of the city (and less than a hundred paces from the train station (bahnhof)) you can find the green oasis of the spa park. Walkways loop around the River Kyll and its water features.
A stunning place to pause, relax and refresh particularly on a nice warm day.