3 days post-excursion (September 21-23 , 2012)

Czech Republic and neighbouring parts of NE Bavaria (neotectonics, neo-volcanism, Holocene, Loess)

Leaders: Cílek/Lisa/Peterek/Zöller


Route and Program (make sure to have your passport or identification card with you!):


1st day:

8:00 h: Departure at Universsity of Bayreuth, Geo parking


1st stop: Armesberg (via Kemnath)

Morphostructure between Fichtel Mts. and Upper Palatinate Forest; view into the Waldershof-Neusorg graben


2nd stop: Železná hůrka (Eisenbühl) and Mýtina-Maar (via Neualbenreuth)

Pleistocene volcanism, maar volcanism


3rd stop: Jesenice water reservoir

Overview Cheb Basin, Mariánské Lázně fault


Lunch at Hartosov (not included in the price)


4th stop: Mofetts in the Hartosov – Milhostov area

CO2-emanation, Plesna fault zone


5th stop: Nebanice open pit

Terraces of the Ohre / Eger River / Nebanice fault zone


6th stop: Mariánské Lázně fault and epicentral area of Nový Kostel

Neotectonics, geomorphology, and seismotectonics in the main epicentral zone of the NW Bohemian / Vogtland swarm earthquakes


7th stop: Open pit Skalna / Nova Ves

Vildstejn Formation (late Pliocene to Pleistocene deposits), china clay


8th stop: Františkovy Lázně

Hydrogeology and balneology of the well-known spa


9th stop: Komorní Hůrka (Kammerbühl).

Middle Pleistocene volcanism, melinite-nephelinite with olivine; J.W. v. Goethe and the dispute between neptunists and plutonists.


Accommodation in twin rooms at Hotel Stein near Komorní Hůrka, www.hotelstein.cz . (If you wish single room accomodation, please, contact Ludwig Zoeller).

Dinner at Hotel Stein (not included).


2nd day

8:00 h departure


1st stop: Nové Sedlo

Brown-coal mining, open mining Družba, Eger Graben, neotectonics

2nd stop: Karlovy Vary (Karlsbad)

Walk through the famous spa; travertine, “Sprudelquell” Karlovy Vary hot spring / Sprudel (Vřídlo)


Lunch break (not included) at Karlovy Vary or at

3rd stop: Andĕlská Hora viewpoint

Tertiary Phonolith, Doupov Mts. (Doupovské hory)


4th stop: Bohemian Karst, Svatý Jan pod Skalou (St. Johann unter dem Felsen), thick Holocene travertines and cave


5th stop: Tetín, viewpoint at the ruins of former Royal castle; canyon of Berounka River, fluvial geomorphology from Upper Tertiary river inversion to the 2002 millennial flood.


Accommodation at Praha (Prague) in twin rooms. (If you wish single room accommodation, please, contact Ludwig Zoeller).

Individual visit to the old city and dinner in Praha.


3rd day

8:30 h departure

1st stop: Řež near Husinec, (N of Praha); terraces of the Vlatava River

2nd stop: Zemĕchy; loess stratigraphy of the last glacial-interglacial cycle


Trip back to Bayreuth with lunch break on the way (not included).

Arrival to Bayreuth Train Station until 18:00 h.

last modified 2012-05-25