Großes Hasenloch

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  • Birgit

    The large hare hole near Pottenstein used to be one of the most famous sites of ancient Neanderthal tools and stone tools.

    The legend tells us how this cave got its name.

    Instead, they preferred to play robbers and gendarme, so that no one could watch them, they did not scurry around the place, as they always did, but sneaked into the forest, they were completely inside her Game deepened, then saw a snow-white hare, who could not walk properly, he limped along and pulled a leg.Alongly, the boys stopped chasing each other, they made a joke to rush the harassed rabbits deeper and deeper into the forest, until they were standing in front of a cave unknown to them, into which the rabbit fled in. Fearfully, they stood in the mountain in front of the dark entrance, and only one of the boys dared to speak by a lewd word and exclaimed: "What do you all have? He's in the trap. "He climbed into the cave, but for a long time nothing stirred, but then the boys heard a miserable cry from the cave, and silence returned, and the boys rushed back to the town center in panic The father of the missing boy immediately rushed to the cave with a few other men, where they found the boy torn to the ground, the hare had been none other than the Cave Poodle, who had turned into a lame rabbit for ridicule. Since then the cave is called "Hasenloch". "
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    • May 4, 2017

  • Hannes

    Impressive indoor cave, which is rare in Franconian Switzerland.

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    • April 2, 2016

  • Frankenhiker

    The Hasenloch is an indoor cave, in which extensive material from the Paleolithic was found. The hare hole was therefore in the ice age a station for Stone Age hunters. Bone finds in the cave proved that the area was once inhabited by mammoths, cave lions, cave bears and rhinos, as well as being hunted by humans.
    There is also a legend told by the inhabitants of Pottenstein. Whether it is true, everyone has to decide for themselves. Old legends usually have an origin .....
    Some Pottensteiner boys skipped the Sunday morning service. Instead, they preferred to play robbers and gendarme. So that nobody could watch them, they did not fool around in the village, as they always did, but sneaked into the forest. They were completely engrossed in their game, then saw a snow-white hare who could not walk properly, he limped along and pulled a leg. Immediately, the boys stopped chasing each other, they made a joke of rushing the injured hare. They got deeper and deeper into the forest until they stood in front of a cave unknown to them, into which the rabbit escaped. Anxiously, they stood in front of the dark entrance into the mountain. Only one of the boys dared to speak by a foolish word and exclaimed, "What have you got in there?" He got into the cave.
    It did not move for a long time, but then the boys heard a miserable scream from the cave, whereupon silence came again. Panic, they ran into the village and alerted their parents. The missing boy's father immediately rushed to the cave with a few other men. There they found the boy mangled lying on the ground. The hare had been nothing but the Cave Poodle, who had turned into a lame rabbit for ridicule. Since then the cave is called "Hasenloch".

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    • August 19, 2017

  • Dustin de Wind

    Never expected to find such a big cave here. If you have a flashlight with you, you have a clear advantage.

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    • July 18, 2019

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

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