Hiking Highlight

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Recommended by 165 out of 173 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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    • April 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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    • June 6, 2017

  • Sascha

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

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    • April 22, 2017


    Great cave installation with guides. Not freely accessible.

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    • May 12, 2017

  • Sascha

    From here you have a direct view of the Ludwigshöhle

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    • May 23, 2017

  • ingo

    The cave can only be visited in summer

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    • February 19, 2018

  • ingo

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

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    • February 26, 2018

  • ingo

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

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    • April 5, 2018

  • Harald 🔆

    Beautiful viewpoint overlooking the castle Rabeneck and the Ludwigshöhle!

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    • May 1, 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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    • May 1, 2018

  • Chris

    Sightseeing only possible with a guide

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    • January 14, 2019

  • Willigipfel

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

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    • June 17, 2019

  • Witwe Bolte

    Good view of Rabenstein from the east.

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    • July 16, 2018

  • Witwe Bolte

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

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    • July 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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    • May 25, 2019

  • Timber

    1490 First documented mention. Attempt to extract from the phosphate-containing deposits of the maple hole saltpetre
    1788 Discovery of the Klausstein cave
    18.2.1833 Discovery of the Sophienhöhle during excavation work by Schönborn's castle gardener Michael Koch
    1834 expansion as a show cave
    1837 probably excavations after prehistoric finds by Chr. Hösch
    2000 no longer accessible
    December 2001 The site was bought by two courageous entrepreneurs from Nuremberg
    Reopened in 2002

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    • October 21, 2019

  • Lisa

    Dogs are unfortunately not allowed in the cave

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    • April 5, 2020

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


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