Hiking Highlight

Recommended by 96 out of 101 hikers


  • Sebastian Kowalke

    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 you can admire the dripstone formations - the so-called sintered flags are especially beautiful.

    Opening times and entrance fees can be found at

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    • 04/18/2019

  • Birgit

    Opening times Sophienhöhle

    April - October

    Closed on Mondays (except public holidays)
    Tuesday Sunday
    Guided tours 10:30 - 17:00

    continuous guided tours for groups daily by appointment!

    May - September

    "Sophie at Night":
    Saturday 6 pm - 8 pm or for groups at any time after registration
    Winter time: November to March
    In winter, there are no public cave tours. Exclusive tours for groups - by appointment - are possible at any time!

    Wintertime: October - April

    "Sophie at Night": only for groups after registrationöffnungszeiten.html

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    • 06/06/2017

  • Sascha

    Tölle cave below the castle. The cave is beautifully staged by the lighting.

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    • 04/22/2017


    Great cave installation with guides. Not freely accessible.

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    • 05/12/2017

  • Sascha

    From here you have a direct view of the Ludwigshöhle

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    • 05/23/2017

  • ingo

    The cave can only be visited in summer

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    • 02/19/2018

  • ingo

    Closed in winter. Nevertheless, the tour is worthwhile in winter. Very nice icicle formations

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    • 02/26/2018

  • ingo

    Nice place for a snack and to enjoy the view of the rocks

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    • 04/05/2018

  • Harald

    Beautiful viewpoint overlooking the castle Rabeneck and the Ludwigshöhle!

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    • 05/01/2018

  • Harald

    One of the most beautiful show caves in the Franconian Switzerland and directly above the mighty entrance enthroned the Klaussteinkapelle!

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    • 05/01/2018

  • Chris

    Sightseeing only possible with a guide

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    • 01/14/2019

  • Willigipfel

    Romantic stalactite cave with 3 large cavities and interesting dripstone formations.

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    • 06/17/2019

  • Witwe Bolte

    Good view of Rabenstein from the east.

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    • 07/16/2018

  • Witwe Bolte

    Mighty impressive. My recommendation is to run the Rabenstein trail here, which reinforces the impression.

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    • 07/16/2018

  • Cathrin

    Sopie at night
    Every Saturday from
    18:00 - 20:30
    (last admission at 8 pm)
    Cave tour with musical accompaniment / lighting effects.
    (From May to the end of October)

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    • 05/25/2019

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Best Hikes that include the Highlight ‘Sophienhöhle’

Location: around Ahorntal, Bayreuth, Franconian Switzerland, Upper Franconia, Bavaria, Germany


  • Elevation400 m

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