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Falkensteiner Höhle

Falkensteiner Höhle

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Recommended by 263 out of 268 hikers

This Highlight is in a protected area

Please check local regulations for: Biosphärengebiet Schwäbische Alb

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  • KISS

    Just visit the website: falkensteiner-hoehle.de
    The Falkensteiner cave is an active water cave, it is traversed by the Elsach all year round

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    • December 15, 2016

  • Chris Rommel

    Impressive and imposing cave. To walk from the parking lot just a few meters.

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    • March 28, 2020

  • Roman Domhardt + Zera vom Laucherttal

    The cave portal was known from time immemorial. Since one dared not for a long time into this dark gull, legends and stories from earlier times entwine around this cave. In the 18th century it was thought that gold would be found in this cave, and it was a true gold rush. Before the first siphon (= water touches the cave ceiling), 400 m away from the entrance, was for about 100 years repeatedly peppered with gold. In the fifties of the last century, the active exploration of this cave began. Until 1977 the driveable end of the cave was at the Eisele Crevasse, 2,750 m from the entrance. After coping with this fall, the researchers were able to reach another 750 m into the cave up to the fifth siphon. Up to this point the cave, which is traversed by a stream, can usually be walked on upright. This is followed by further Siphone, which are reserved for the few experienced cave divers. Detailed information is available from the ARGE Höhle and Karst Grabenstetten e.V., which organizes information days at the Rastplatz at the Falkensteiner Höhle on weekends in the summer months

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    • February 5, 2017

  • K2000

    Since 2018, the cave may only be entered to a limited extent. To the right of the entrance there is a corresponding sign on the rock.

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    • May 14, 2021

  • Raffael

    Huge cave entrance. Impressive, a visit is worthwhile.

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    • August 24, 2022

  • Roman Domhardt + Zera vom Laucherttal

    The Falkensteiner cave is with about 5 km one of the longest caves of the Swabian Alb. The starting point for visiting this cave is the car park with emergency telephone on a sharp bend of the state road L211 between Grabenstetten and Bad Urach. From there it is still about 300 m walk along the Elsach, which springs from the Falkensteiner cave until you reach the imposing cave portal. The entrance alone is worth a visit. Since the Falkensteiner cave is an active water-bearing cave, a visit requires special equipment. The water level in the cave can rise very quickly due to the weather conditions (snowmelt, heavy rain). It is therefore essential to take into account the weather situation before driving.

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    • February 5, 2017

  • Dietmar

    A great destination - also for children.

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    • October 11, 2017

  • anja&nico

    Cave is closed to the public and is officially only with registered tours to visit!
    Cave carries water and a wetsuit is necessary, since a constant 7-8 degrees prevail in the cave.

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    • September 29, 2018

  • Jochen

    Not only the entrance portal of the Falkensteiner cave is imposing. But also their inner: Up to 3500m you can penetrate without diving equipment in it. Dripstones alternate with small halls and lakes, every few meters the picture of the cave changes completely. However, you need special equipment, such as a wetsuit and a knowledgeable guide, but this cave holds many dangers. Also you should pay attention to a small group on a tour in the Falkensteiner cave. Good providers are for example: cojote-outdoor.de

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    • March 14, 2017

  • PeterStar

    A cult cave in the Swabian Jura with a very impressive cave portal. The first 400 meters to the semi-siphon can be walked on by every curious person.
    If you want to continue in the 5 km long water passage you need an extra permit. Too many accidents have occurred in the past few years, especially when the weather conditions have been neglected, and this results in enormous costs for the rescue.

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    • July 24, 2020

  • Tobias Schmidt

    ATTENTION: Due to the current Corona situation, entering the Falkensteiner Höhle is prohibited until at least June 30th, 2021 by the municipality of Grabenstetten! No permits are currently being issued.
    Current information is available here: grabenstetten.de/freizeit-tourismus/sehenswuerdheiten/falkensteiner-hoehle

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    • May 6, 2021

  • Rainer Schmidt

    in the past you could explore the cave relatively easily up to the first siphon; unfortunately prohibited by the police today.

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    • March 25, 2021

  • Lukas Blomquist

    Impressive cave entrance in great surroundings

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    • October 23, 2021

  • Martin Schreiner

    After heavy rain, the cave has plenty of water and you can only get to the first large stone blocks without getting your feet wet, from which point it gets pretty narrow.

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    • May 1, 2022

  • Lisa im Ländle

    You can visit the cave alone for 20 meters -

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    • December 19, 2021

  • Torsten Lehmann

    I was in there 30 years ago, guided tour by the Grabenstetten cave association.
    Not recommended alone and without equipment and guide, you can get lost at the fox hole, also very dangerous because of rain.

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    • August 14, 2022

  • 🦣 Mammut Frank 🏒🥅👨🏼‍🚒🚒

    The Falkensteiner Cave is located in Baden-Württemberg on the Swabian Jura between Grabenstetten and Bad Urach. It is an active water cave, which means that the precipitation seeps through the karst of the Alb plateau, collects in water-bearing crevices and passages and escapes through the cave to the outside. The waters of the cave form the source of the Elsach. Since 2019 it has been recognized as an important Geotope and Geopoint of the UNESCO Geopark Schwäbische Alb.
    The Falkensteiner cave is not a show cave, but a natural cave or wild cave, which can only be entered upon application and is not without risk.
    Source: de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Falkensteiner_H%C3%B6hle

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    • August 7, 2022

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Location: Grabenstetten, Reutlingen, Tübingen District, Baden-Württemberg, Germany

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