The Genoveva Cave is located high above the Kuttbachtal on the southeastern slope of the "Elterlei", which carries in its northeastern foothills the stronghold. In the scree in front of the cave, a scraper has been found, which already suggests a use of the cave of people of the later Atlas period. In the rubbish dump were besides prehistoric, several times also Roman and Franconian shards. The interior of the cave contained a number of smaller huts. The built terrace could be reached only with ladders, knitting or climbing woods. The beam holes and beam supports with the desired regularity are still clearly visible.The widest extent of the cave is about 15 m, the ceiling is about 8-10 m above the floor surface. To the outer wall, the cave increases to tiered stone layers. The steps to the cave were cut out of the rock 1910 by the local group Kordel of the Eifelvereins.The Genoveva Cave is linked to the following legend:
"Genoveva was the wife of Count Palatine Siegfried, and when he went to war his governor Golo tried to seduce the beautiful countess, but she remained virtuous, and in revenge he accused her of infidelity and claimed that she had received the child from Siegfried Siegfried then ordered his wife to be killed with the child she had borne him in the meantime, but the hunters who were supposed to kill Genoveva and the child in the woods had compassion The hunters brought Siegfried the eyes of a dog instead of those of the countess, Genoveva and her child found refuge in the cave named after her today, feeding on the fruits of the forest and the milk of one Siegfried soon regretted his decision and fell into deep sadness, and over six years later he came across the Hir with his hunting party He tracked her and came to Genoveva's cave. The count was overjoyed to find his wife and son again. He took her to the castle, and the evil Golo was quartered. However, the years in the wild had weakened Genoveva so much that she soon died. "
August 28, 2018
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