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Looking to visit a cave in Franconian Switzerland on your next adventure? To help you better plan your next outdoor experience, we’ve collected Franconian Switzerland’s 20 best caves for you. Based on the experiences of other users, each is a recommendation you know you can trust — so you can better plan your next adventure.

The top 20 caves in Franconian Switzerland

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    Oswaldhöhle

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    The Oswald Cave is a karst cave on the Hollow Mountain, about 800 meters east of Muggendorf, a district of the Upper Franconian market town Wiesenttal in the district of Forchheim in Bavaria.

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    Quackenschloss

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    The Quackenschloss is a karst cave near Engelhardsberg a district of the Upper Franconian market town Wiesenttal in the district of Forchheim in Bavaria.

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    The giant castle at Doos is a so-called cave ruin in the valley of the Wiesent in the municipality Wiesenttal. It represents the remnant of a larger karst cave of Frankendolomit, which was created by the action of water.

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    The Devil's Cave looks a bit like a treasury with its lavish stalactite jewelery. As with the discovery of a treasure Hans Brand must have felt when he broke through …

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    Stephanie
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    Sophienhöhle

    Hiking Highlight

    With its three main caves and the winding paths, the Sophienhöhle is one of the most beautiful and largest show caves in Germany. During a guided tour through the Sophienhöhle …

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    Großes Hasenloch

    Hiking Highlight

    Very interesting cave with references to the time from yesteryear. It's worth taking a flashlight with you!

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    Armin
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    Ludwigshöhle

    Hiking Highlight

    Large and freely accessible cave in a beautiful valley.

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    Rosenmüllerhöhle

    Hiking Highlight

    Shortly after the entrance opens up a huge cave, which was lit by candlelight. Just great!

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    Susanne
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    Doktorshöhle

    Hiking Highlight

    Great cave but not in winter because of the bats. Very important to pay attention

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    Timber
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    Esperhöhle

    Hiking Highlight

    Very impressive. The actual cave is not accessible. You should definitely visit, if you are in the area!
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    The Esper cave is a natural karst cave ruin; In front …

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    Hexentor

    Hiking Highlight

    The natural monument Hexentor is an almost circular rock gate and is considered a Celtic place of power. Not so long ago, the witches probably performed their dances on the …

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    Rombea
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    Witzenhöhle

    Hiking Highlight

    The entrance to the joke cave is 9 meters wide and less than 2 meters high. After the entrance, there is a hall about 35 meters long, 16 meters wide …

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    Jörg
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    Binghöhle

    Hiking Highlight

    The cave discovered by Ignaz Bing in 1905 is definitely worth a visit! Developed as a show cave by its discoverer as early as 1906, it has been one of …

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    Fleischhöhle

    Hiking Highlight

    Nice cave. If you force your way through the narrowing at the back, the cave behind it really opens up again, into a larger room.

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    Cathrin
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    The Großer Lochstein is probably one of the most impressive rock formations in the area of the Veldenstein Forest. The imposing rock tower is traversed at the base by an …

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    Rombea
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    Wundershöhle

    Hiking Highlight

    If you come out of the Oswaldhöhle is right next to the miracle cave - a nondescript small entrance where we almost went past it (between Oswald cave and the …

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    Maria
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    Naturdenkmal Eislöcher

    Hiking Highlight

    If you walk around the barrier, you can go down.

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    Jungfernhöhle

    Hiking Highlight

    The virgin cave might at first appear as a somewhat harmless cave; but it has a dark secret: excavations have found the skeletal remains of at least forty people (many …

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    Hebi
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    Frauenhöhle

    Hiking Highlight

    The natural monument Frauenhöhle is located north of the Bug Egloffstein.
    The naturally formed karst cave with its three entrances hides in the forest.
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    Birgit
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    Zwergenhöhle

    Hiking Highlight

    Be careful when climbing as it is very slippery due to the foliage. Only for experienced. Nevertheless, it is worth exploring the caves to a certain ridge. Then helmet and Co. is absolutely necessary.

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