In Humboldt’s footsteps: Volcanic visions in Ecuador — Part 2 | DW Documentary

In celebration of Alexander von Humboldt’s 250th birthday, we invite you to learn all about the adventurous life of the great German natural scientist in seven short documentaries.

When Alexander von Humboldt traveled to Ecuador, he found dozens of volcanoes. The discovery prompted him to dub the area the “Avenue of the Volcanoes,” and to this day, 17 of them remain active. DW went to see them, in this second installment.

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