Guided Tours

Regular guided tours, in connection with a lecture on astronomy, take place in the period from April 1 to October 31, every Saturday at 3:00 pm. The duration is about one hour. Due to limited space registration via Tourist Information Daun (+49-6592-9513-0) is neccessary.

In the period from end of November to end of March, the open-ended observation evenings take place on cloudless Saturdays, starting at 8:00 pm. Instead of the usual lectures visitors have the opportunity to look at the wonders of the heavens with our telescopes, and also to pose questions of their concern to our staff. You can get information about the weather situation via internet services wetteronline and sat24 or similar sites.

If you want to take pictures with your DSLR camera through a telescope, you need a T2 adapter ring and a remote release that fits your camera. Moon pictures can be taken with your smartphone at the eyepiece of a telescope.

In case of snowfall, winter tires on the car are a must! Our access road will not be cleared by the community. In case of heavy snowfall, the tours are completely cancelled, for safety reasons. The snow height is best taken from the data for the Mäuseberg near Daun. Also the webcams at Daun Airfield as well as in the vincinity of Schalkenmehren are worth checking.

Guided tours for groups of 5 or more persons are also possible outside the indicated time period by individual arrangement. Observations with the telescopes of the AVV have to be arranged individually. Please contact AVV's responsible staff members.

Entrance Fees: Adults €5.00 and Children €2.50.

Owing to decreasing COVID-19 incidence numbers, guided tours every Saturday at 3 p.m. will resume on July 3. See News for details.