"Bärenhöhle" / "Nebelhöhle" (Bear's cave / Fog cave)
Dive into a fascinating underground world
The Bears‘ Cave in Sonnenbühl-Erpfingen and the Fog Cave in Sonnenbühl- Genkingen entice you into a realm of stalactites, stalagmites and cave bears. Both caves have joined forces to become a Geopark Infocentre and give you a better understanding of the fascinating underworld of the Swabian Alb.
The two caves developed over millions of years and each one has its own unique history. The Bears‘ Cave was inhabited by cave bears, hyenas and wolves and humans used it later for shelter and as a burial place. It is now a show cave with a wonderful display of stalactites and stalagmites in addition to the remains of former animal life and the well-known bear skeleton. To admire the stalactites and stalagmites in the Fog Cave, you first have to climb down 140 steps. You then enter the Fog Cave, one of the oldest and most beautiful show caves in southern Germany with its wealth of dripstone formations. Documented reports of visits to this cave have been found which date back as far as the 16th century.
From 1 April to 31 October: daily 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
November and March: Saturday, Sunday and public holidays 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.,
autumn holidays 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.