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 burg-rabenstein.de/ausflugsspass/sophienhoehle.
April 18, 2019
Opening times Sophienhöhle
April - October
Closed on Mondays (except public holidays)
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 registration
June 6, 2017
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
October 21, 2019
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