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“Good museum, underwhelming geysir”
Review of Geysir Andernach

Geysir Andernach
Ranked #1 of 43 things to do in Andernach
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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 17 May 2017

We were looking for a fun stop on the way and followed the signs to this place. Overall it was fun to take the short cruise over to the geyser and back. The geyser itself felt a little staged, which made it a bit underwhelming. It was ok for 5 minutes, after which I was happy to return to the boat.

The museum is a little more interactive and geared towards children. The exhibits show how geysers work, where they are located on earth and the science behind it. Better suited for families with young children rather than couples or individuals.

Thank Eric D
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Reviewed 5 March 2017

This is another must see in Iceland it's a easy walk in from the car park & The geyser when it blows is quite a sight .

Thank Nick B
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GeysirAndernach, Manager at Geysir Andernach, responded to this reviewResponded 6 March 2017

Dear Nick, dear Caroline,
Thank you for your assessment. But there is a little mistake. We´re in the middle of Germany, next to the river Rhine. So please visit us too and enjoy our cold-water geyser in Andernach. :-) l

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Reviewed 3 January 2017

The whole event is over-priced for what you get, but afterwards you can say you have been to the best "Geysir" in Germany and had a very short boat trip on the Rhein. The Museum is very interessting so make sure you arrive an hour earlier than the boat departure. There were many disabled people on our boat, but all managed the short walk from the boat to the geyser, so accessability is not a problem.
I would not recommend going there on a wet day because there is nowhere to stand when it is raining. An umbrella is a good idea to bring with you if you want to get closer to the water fountain. If you do this, don't forget that you will get wet feet in the process.
A happy afternoon outing.

1  Thank Jazzman101
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Reviewed 23 September 2016

I was not sure about this attraction. 15 euros seemed a lot for a visit to the Geysir centre and then a short river boat ride to the hole in the ground. Well I was so VERY wrong. The centre was very informative and at one point we were 4000 metres underground (virtually of course). The eruption of the geyser on a sunny warm day was just amazing and really one not to miss if you are in the area

Thank Lee H
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Reviewed 3 September 2016

We were on a school tour of Germany and drove all the way from Aachen to Andernach to visit the Geysir. The trip was well worth the effort. Not sure that the kids appreciated what they where actually able to witness, but as geography teachers this was amazing. The visit takes a while, so you need to factor a good couple of hours, or even the whole day to really appreciate this. You also need to check the timing of your visit as it is in 3 parts, i.e. the interactive information centre, the boat trip to the geysir, then the visit to see the geysir blow and then the boat trip back.

The interactive centre is very well done, compliments to the designers, the best we have been into for a while. The descriptions and demonstrations of how the geysir is formed where very descriptive and easy to understand.

The kids passed quickly through the exhibits and missed the interactive camera for a photo opportunity to take photo's and then email them to yourselves and your family back home. Getting the group of teenage girls away from the camera so that we could catch the boat became a bit of a nightmare.

A short and easy walk took us down to the boat, were we had a short wait, before we pushed off for the short boat trip down the Rhine, the captain certainly knows his stuff with all the big barges sharing the river.

once docking, it was a short and very easy walk to the geysir. no special shoes or fitness required to do this 200m stroll.

The boat trip is timed exactly to fit in with the geysir blowing and you have about a 10 minute wait before it starts its activity. for good photo's I would suggest standing to the far right away from the crowds on the left. As the geysir blows the people on the left will move away anyway otherwise they will get wet. Once the geysir settles down, you can walk right up to it and taste the water which has medicinal qualities.

The same short walk will take you back to the boat for the return journey.

There is enough time to have a cup of tea and cake on the boat. You can also take your own food and have a picnic snack while on board.

our ticket cost 12.50 euro each as a school tour, a bit expensive when taking the South African exchange rate into account, but still worth it. Enjoy, as we certainly did.

1  Thank MoccaJava
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