"Charlottenhöhle" (Charlottes Cave)

Charlottenhöhle (Guido Serino Photography)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 southern Germany. It was discovered in 1893 and named after Queen Charlotte of Württemberg. Charlotte's Cave evolved as a river cave in the dolomitic limestones of the "White Jurassic". Besides the wide variety of sinter deposits, stalactites and stalagmites, the cave's special feature is the high, narrow and tube-like cave entrance which leads past several large galleries.

The adjoining Hürben Cave House is a Geopark Infocentre. It provides clear information on the formation and discovery of Charlotte's Cave and describes how it was opened to the public. In the museum, "HöhlenSchauLand" (Show Cave Land), there is also an entertaining multimedia show and exhibition entitled "Fascination Cave.Man.Nature". The Cave House is surrounded by a large adventure playground, various rest areas and catering outlets suitable for families.

Opening hours
April to October: daily 9 a.m. - 11.30 a.m. and 1.30 p.m. - 4.30 p.m., Sun and public holidays 9 a.m. - 4.30 p.m.

closed from 1. November to 31. March (protection of bats)