12 Caves in Germany that you should visit - With photos & details

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12 Caves to explore in Germany

Country with the largest population in Europe. Stretches from the North and the Baltic Sea in the north to the Alps in the south. It is traversed by some of Europe's major rivers such as the Rhine, Danube and Elbe.

Barbarossa CaveMühlen 6, 99707 Kyffhäuserland, Germany

The Barbarossa Cave is an anhydrite cave in the Kyffhäuser Hills near Rottleben in the East German state of Thuringia. It is a cave with large caves, caves, and lakes. The anhydrite gypsum formed on the surface due to the humidity in the cave and, as a result, increased. The resulting layers of plaster gradually separate from the underlying rock and hang like wallpaper from the walls and ceilings of the underground caverns.

Baumannshöhle - Rübeländer cavesBlankenburger Str. 36, 38889 Oberharz am Brocken, Germany

The Baumannshöhle is the oldest show cave in Germany. The cavity was formed in Devon - lime of the Elbingeröder complex in conjunction with the formation of the Bode valley in the region of arbor specified disorders.  The cave has been visited by man since the Stone Age. One of the wonderful formations of nature which shows wonders.

Drachenhöhle SyrauHöhlenberg 10, Paul-Seifert-Straße, 08548 Syrau, Germany

The Drachenhöhle Syrau is a stalactite cave in Syrau in Saxony. It invites you into the subterranean world of bizarre rock shapes. Quarry master Ludwig Undeutsch discovered the cave by chance in 1928 while working on the Syrau limestone quarry. The 15 meter deep stalactite cave offers visitors the opportunity to marvel at fascinating rock and clay formations - a special feature of the roof cave - as well as extraordinary sintered forms during a 40-minute tour.

Experience Saalfeld Fairy GrottoesFeengrottenweg 2, 07318 Saalfeld/Saale, Germany

The Saalfeld Fairy Grottoes are colorful caves full of stalactites and stalagmites. Once a slate mining pit known as Jeremias luck, the beautiful grottoes were declared the “most colorful grottoes of the world” by the Guinness Book of Records. They have long been famous for their countless colorful mineral formations

Hermannshöhle - Rübeländer cavesBlankenburger Str. 35, 38889 Oberharz am Brocken, Germany

It is one of the two show caves in the village of Rübeland near the town of Wernigerode, in the district of Harz, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany.  it impresses not only with the multitude of unique stalactite formations but also with its huge cavities up to 50 meters high. Special highlights in the Hermannshöhle are the Olmensee, in which Germany's only grotto olms live, and the sparkling crystal chamber.

Marienglashöhle caveB88, 99894 Friedrichroda, Germany

The Marienglashöhle is a show cave in the Thuringian Forest. For the most part, it is not a natural cave but mainly consists of cavities that were created by gypsum and copper mining. That is why it is also run as a show mine. The cave, registered as a geological natural monument, lies in the middle between the two villages of Friedrichroda and Bad Tabarz . There is a large parking lot near her on Bundesstraße 88 and a Thuringian Forest Railway stop named after her.

Salt Mine BerchtesgadenBergwerkstraße 83, 83471 Berchtesgaden, Germany

Oldest active salt mine in Germany. Visitors can checkout a portion of this mine, the track length of the visitor mine is about 1400 meters.

Sandhöhlen38889 Blankenburg, Germany

Sandhöhlen are two sand caves known individually as the Große Sandhöhle and Kleine Sandhöhle.  These are a natural monument in the Harz district in Saxony-Anhalt. It is believed that there was a Germanic Thing place there in prehistoric times. The very fine quartz sand extracted here was previously used as scouring sand and as grit to clean floorboards. From hiking enthusiasts, this place received the title “Most beautiful stamp place of 2009”.

SchlossberghöhlenSchlossberg-Höhen-Straße 1, 66424 Homburg, Germany

A red sandstone cave in Schlossberg in Homburg, the largest red sandstone caves in Europe. It is comprising twelve floors and extending across an area of 140 meters long and 60 meters wide. The temperature in the caves stays around 10-degree Celsius around the year.

Unicorn CaveIm Rott, 37412 Herzberg am Harz, Germany

One of the largest show caves in the West Harz. A karst cave developed in dolomite strata that is part of the Zechstein. It was made accessible to visitors by the construction of an entrance gallery. Since then 270 metres of the total length of 610 metres have been opened up as a show cave. The Unicorn Cave is one of the three information centres of the Harz - Brunswick Land - Eastphalia National Geopark.

UntersbergUntersberg, 83471 Bischofswiesener Forst, Germany

Northernmost massif of the Berchtesgaden Alps, a prominent spur straddling the border between Berchtesgaden, Germany and Salzburg, Austria. The highest peak of the table-top mountain is the Berchtesgaden Hochthron at 1,973 metres (6,473 ft). The massif is mainly made up of limestone. Within it, the Upper Cretaceous Gosau Group is the source of a pale cream, rose to gray yellow, massive and very dense limestone known as the Untersberg Marble. This building stone forms the facade of notable build