In 1830, in honor of Ludwig I, King of Bavaria, a banquet in the Ludwigshöhle was given. The cave was named Ludwigshöhle in his honor.The Ludwigshöhle is one of the largest and, at the same time, the easiest to secure cave in Franconian Switzerland. The large cave ruin is located in the Ahorntal, opposite the Sophienhöhle. If one chooses the parking lot in the Ahorntal for the visit of the Sophienhöhle, then it is over the brook, with a footpath of little more than 50 meters to reach.
You climb gently from the bottom of the valley and stand in the cave portal, the large cave space runs transversely, with a short continuation straight ahead, a bulge right behind and a second portal to the left, through which another trail leads out. It is fair to say that a trail leads through this cave.
The cave has been used for centuries, and massive changes have been made to the cave floor. The present cave floor, with the terraced slope in the portal, the footpath, the flat floor in the cave and of course the wooden railings, is solely due to human influence. The cave was used for celebrations and hunting parties and changed for this purpose. Unfortunately, bones and archaeological finds were simply thrown aside carelessly. And even if many finds are still to be suspected in the sediments, but they are not interesting from a scientific point of view, since they are completely detached from the association.
October 17, 2019
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