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"Hohle Fels" (Hohle Fels cave)

Hohle Fels Schelklingen (Alb-Donau-Kreis Tourismus)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 layer of the White Jurassic in the Ach valley between Schelklingen and Blaubeuren. After walking down a gallery for about 25 m, you reach one of the largest caverns in the Swabian Alb with a surface area of over 500 m² and a height of up to 23 m. The cave is of outstanding archaeological importance. Everyday objects have been found here such as weapons, jewellery and works of art including a horse's head, a water bird and the "small lion man", and they are all around 35,000 years old. Probably the most famous discovery is the "Venus of Hohle Fels" -the oldest figure of a woman as well as the oldest figural representation of a human form.

Opening hours
May to October: Sun 2 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Groups welcome at any time by proir arrangement