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"Sontheimer Höhle" (Sontheim Cave)

Sontheimer Höhle (Alb-Donau-Kreis Tourismus)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 formation of the White Jurassic Period and 190 m of the known total length of 590 m can now be accessed. There are plenty of attractive sinter formations, stalactites and stalagmites to admire in the cave. As far back as the 18th century, a cave festival has been held here every year on Whit Monday. This is the only time that the "Kohlhaldenhöhle" (Kohlhalden Cave) nearby can be visited.

Opening hours
Roadhouse:
Sat: 2 – 10 p.m.,
Sun and public holidays: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Cave:
May to October
Sat: 12 - 5 p.m.
Sun: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. (Groups welcome at any time by prior arrangement)