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Recommended by 771 out of 793 hikers


  • Alex

    Beautiful and impressive cave in the sandstone massif. The slightly higher cave is easily accessible via steps.

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    • June 11, 2019

  • Robbimama

    Huge, open cave! Using the information board, you can get a rough idea of how people used to live here.
    Unfortunately not every visitor takes their garbage back with them :-(

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    • October 9, 2018

  • Mark2000

    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. "

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    • August 28, 2018

  • Glenn Ceusters

    Truly a one of a kind place. The red rock in contrast with the dark rock is amazing.

    • December 2, 2016

  • Jana

    Great shelter in rainy weather

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    • August 16, 2015

  • heinz.zell-krewer

    Short hike through two million years of earth development and history.
    Very good for children and finally fill up cheaply in Luxembourg.
    Access via A 64 to Luxembourg.
    L.G. Heinz Zell Krewer

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    • December 13, 2016

  • Eifelkind

    The size of the cave is already impressive. Unfortunately, the pictures do not come across so well.

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    • August 25, 2018

  • Wolf

    Nice cave with great red coloring.

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    • April 19, 2019

  • Jan L

    Definitely worth seeing. Just marvel ... It is not very deep, but the ceiling height is just enormous

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    • September 6, 2019

  • Florian

    Impressive cave in the middle of the forest, which also brings an eventful history.

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    • September 9, 2019

  • Florian

    Impressive cave with interesting history

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    • September 9, 2019

  • Anja 🌞 🌈

    An impressive place to stay

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    • March 29, 2020

  • Hunsbuckel 🇺🇦

    Recommendation: to the cave at sunrise! The rising sun literally makes the sandstone glow and fills the whole cave!

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    • September 17, 2021

  • Fiete J.K

    Impressive and big, no special equipment is needed.

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    • October 9, 2018

  • Robbimama

    Very imposing hole in the rock, not very deep, but impressive only by the height.

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    • October 13, 2018

  • Daniela

    Just great what nature can do!

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    • March 23, 2020

  • Gss

    Incredible natural structure - the dimensions are oversized

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    • April 14, 2020

  • Höm Steffi

    It’s best to wear sturdy shoes😅 my Nike’s have suffered

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    • May 29, 2020

  • Christoph

    Very nice to climb a little with children ...

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    • June 3, 2020

  • Marcy

    Nice highlight on the tour.

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    • July 8, 2020

  • Franzi

    I did not count on the size of this cave.

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    • August 4, 2020

  • Hirsch24

    Impressive - especially when you read how the fixtures used to be, you can imagine life in the cave.

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    • August 28, 2020

  • Ina

    An imposing cave in a really nice area. The circular route is highly recommended, the cave is one of the highlights. Sturdy shoes are necessary.

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    • October 10, 2020

  • Bea &Fibs

    A gigantic, beautiful cave

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    • October 25, 2020

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