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Buchenlochhöhle

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  • Markus

    The Buchenlochhöhle is an approximately 30 meter long, publicly accessible cave. During excavations in the 19th century, tools and animal bones from the Ice Age were found. You should have a flashlight with you to explore the cave, as there is no artificial light inside.

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    • October 9, 2016

  • Anja 🌞 🌈

    A great and exciting place. A flashlight is recommended for the rear angles

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    • April 6, 2020

  • Alex

    You should definitely have a flashlight with you. Especially suitable for little adventurers.

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    • December 11, 2016

  • Gudrun

    In summer, the cave is bathed by the evening sun in a wonderful light.

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    • August 17, 2017

  • Marc

    Extremely interesting and easy to reach

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    • September 18, 2018

  • R.Bungartz

    The cave was frequented by animals long ago, cave bears and woolly rhinos have been found. As isolated finds show, the cave was probably also visited by people since the Neolithic Age.
    On the other hand, there is certain evidence of its use during the Second World War, when the cave was used as a refuge by the Gerolstein population.

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    • November 21, 2020

  • Alex

    The Buchenloch cave is worth a visit and always exciting for little adventurers.

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    • January 1, 2017

  • Dietmar

    Great cave on the Munterlay near Gerolstein

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    • February 3, 2018

  • Florian

    Relatively deep cave with a lot of rocky neighborhood

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    • August 15, 2019

  • 🐕‍🦺 Susi 🐾 und 👩 Bettina 🐌

    Over a small staircase to reach the then quite large cave. You can get in a good deal and you are immediately fascinated. In any case worth a flashlight, of course, it is also without

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    • November 18, 2019

  • Martina 🥾 🚴🏼‍♀️

    The highlight of the rock path

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    • September 13, 2020

  • R.Bungartz

    The approx. 30 meter long and 4 meter wide beech hole cave has been under nature protection since 1938. The cave is freely accessible, but should not be entered between October 1st and March 31st so that the bats living here are not disturbed in their hibernation.

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    • November 21, 2020

  • Familie Unger

    To the north of Gerolstein is the remarkable karst cave Buchenloch, which is located in the dolomite massif of the Munterley.
    In addition to the remains of Ice Age mammals, evidence of the use of the cave by Paleolithic humans - the Neanderthals - was found here. The stone tools found could be assigned to this time. The animal bones found indicate mammoths, cave bears, wild horses and reindeer as their prey.

    The archaeological finds are in the Rheinisches Landesmuseum Trier, some are in the Museum Villa Sarabodis in Gerolstein.

    The cave is about 30 meters long and 4 meters wide and is about 2.4 meters high. You can see the formation of limestone and stalactite, which is triggered by seepage water, which dissolves the rock components calcite and dolomite.

    The cave is open to the public and can be reached via the Gerolsteiner Felsenpfad.
    Source: eifelfuehrer.de/touristische-ziel/geologische-zeugnisse/buchenloch

    See also: de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buchenloch

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    • December 20, 2020

  • Benne

    Flashlight of advantage

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    • July 12, 2016

  • Ela Ado

    For children always a nice destination

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    • April 2, 2018

  • Max

    It's worth it, but only with a flashlight.

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    • March 26, 2019

  • Muesing

    Beautiful hiking trails and good signage as well as shady paths (some of which are also across beautiful meadows) put you in the right mood for hiking.

    If you want, you can also walk through to the castle. The signs fit.
    The cave can be viewed and the boards complement each other for explaining the history of the earth.
    However, it is not a beauty.

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    • June 8, 2019

  • Florian

    Relatively deep cave with a lot of rocky neighborhood

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    • August 15, 2019

  • Samuel

    Fascinating how big this cave washed out of the rock is. It would only be exciting to know why she is called Bärenlich. Is there a story about it?

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    • September 23, 2019

  • Kerstin

    Be sure to take a flashlight with you!

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    • December 31, 2019

  • Gss

    The whole landscape around Gerolstein has a lot to offer for hikers.

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    • April 9, 2020

  • AB C

    Interesting and interesting place

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    • April 18, 2020

  • DieKlub

    Nice and cool in the cave, unfortunately the cave is much smaller than expected.

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    • August 2, 2020

  • Martina 🥾 🚴🏼‍♀️

    A jacket is recommended. It's also cold in the cave in summer.

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    • September 13, 2020


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