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Tiefenhöhle Laichingen (HHV Laichingen)

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Höhlen im GeoParkCaves

In the Swabian Alb water plays an important role. Numerous caves were leached out by its power and turned the Swabian Alb into the region with the highest density of caves in Germany. In the Geopark there are plenty of show caves that provide a wonderful insight into the Earth History.

Hohle Fels Schelklingen (Alb-Donau-Kreis Tourismus)

"Hohle Fels" (Hohle Fels cave)

The entrance to the Hohle Fels cave can be found at the foot of a 30 m-high spire of rock shaped like a sugar loaf formed from the Upper Chalk

"Hohle Fels" (Hohle Fels cave)

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Olgahöhle (Gemeinde Lichtenstein)

"Olgahöhle" (Olga's Cave)

The cave was named after Queen Olga of Württemberg. It is located in the major tufa terrace which fills much of the Echaz valley near Honau. It is

"Olgahöhle" (Olga's Cave)

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Nebelhöhle (Mythos Schwäbische Alb)

"Nebelhöhle" (Fog Cave)

First written references to the "Nebelhöhle" date back to 1486 and it has since become one of the most frequently visited caves of the Swabian Alb. The Nebelhöhle

"Nebelhöhle" (Fog Cave)

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Wimsener Höhle (Mythos Schwäbische Alb)

"Wimsener Höhle" (Wimsen Cave)

One of the main attractions of the GeoPark is the "Wimsener Höhle" (Wimsen Cave). It is the only water cave in Germany accessible by boat – you are taken 70 m deep into the interior

"Wimsener Höhle" (Wimsen Cave)

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Tiefenhöhle Laichingen (HHV Laichingen)

"Tiefenhöhle Laichingen" (The Laichingen Pothole)

No other cave shows the karst topography of the Alb, the stockwork deposits and rock structure as impressively as this one. It is the deepest accessible show cave

"Tiefenhöhle Laichingen" (The Laichingen Pothole)

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"Gußmannshöhle" (Gußmann's Cave)

Gußmann's Cave is a fissure cave with several narrow and high passageways which lead into four large chambers. It is located only about 100 m away from Gutenberg Cave.

"Gußmannshöhle" (Gußmann's Cave)

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Gutenberger Höhle

"Gutenberger Höhle" (Gutenberg Cave)

The Gutenberg Cave is regarded as one of the most beautiful dripstone caves in the Swabian Alb. Just like the Gußmann Cave nearby, this is also a fissure cave

"Gutenberger Höhle" (Gutenberg Cave)

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Sontheimer Höhle (Alb-Donau-Kreis Tourismus)

"Sontheimer Höhle" (Sontheim Cave)

The Sontheim Cave on the edge of the Tiefen valley south of Heroldstatt, is the oldest show cave in Germany. It was formed as a river cave in the Lower Chalk

"Sontheimer Höhle" (Sontheim Cave)

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Charlottenhöhle (Guido Serino Photography)

"Charlottenhöhle" (Charlotte's Cave)

A veritable dripstone palace awaits you in Charlotte's Cave near Giengen-Hürben. With 587 m of walkways, it is one of the largest accessible show caves in

"Charlottenhöhle" (Charlotte's Cave)

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Kolbinger Höhle (Donaubergland)

"Kolbinger Höhle" (Kolbinger Cave)

The Kolbinger Cave is a natural landmark and the only show cave in the south-western Alb. It has a total length of 330m, 88m of which is accessible. The cave

"Kolbinger Höhle" (Kolbinger Cave)

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Schertelshöhle (Alb-Donau-Kreis Tourismus)

"Schertelshöhle" (Schertel's Cave)

Schertel's Cave was formed as a river cave in the Lower Chalk formation of the White Jurassic. It is easily accessible to a length of 160 m.

"Schertelshöhle" (Schertel's Cave)

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Skelett Bärenhöhle (Mythos Schwäbische Alb)

"Bärenhöhle" (Bears' Cave)

The Bears' Cave is probably the most famous show cave in the Swabian Alb. This cave was only discovered and opened to the public 50 years ago

"Bärenhöhle" (Bears' Cave)

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