Riesenburg Versturzhöhle

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  • 〽️Markus

    The giant castle at Doos is a so-called cave ruin in the valley of the Wiesent in the municipality Wiesenttal. It represents the remnant of a larger karst cave of Frankendolomit, which was created by the action of water.

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    • March 4, 2017

  • 〽️Markus

    Count Franz Erwein von Schönborn made the Riesenburg accessible by paths and stairs. This happened on the occasion of a visit of the Bavarian King Ludwig I, who visited the cave at the beginning of the 19th century. A king carved in the rock at the vantage point above the cave reminds of this visit:

    "Following the wind-blow, the clouds come to the rock and give way, but the rock stands immutable in time."

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    • March 4, 2017

  • Robert

    Coming from Bayreuth, there is a parking lot behind Doos, from where you reach the Versturtzhöhle Riesenburg in 5-10 minutes, via a staircase.

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    • July 2, 2017

  • Frankenhiker

    Since July 2007, the giant castle officially belongs to the 100 most important geological natural wonders.
    A trip to this cave should definitely be scheduled with.

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    • August 19, 2017

  • Birgit

    Best in dry weather, otherwise slippery

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    • April 23, 2017

  • Willigipfel

    Imposing paths through the caves and arches as well as magnificent views make the cave ruin Riesenburg an absolute experience.

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    • June 19, 2019

  • Carsten

    Great place - you should have just seen ;-)

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    • May 10, 2016

  • Harald 🔆

    The King Ludwig Felsen is known as Crevice Cave "Riesenburg"

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    • October 28, 2016

  • Söhni 🏃

    The Riesenburg cave impresses with its magical vaults and gorges through which the Engelhardsberg hiking trail leads to the Wiesenttal with a height difference of almost 150 m. On the Brunnenweg, which is a short distance from the hiking trail, women had to carry the water in small wooden barrels from the fountain in the Wiesenttal to Engelhardsberg.

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    • March 29, 2020

  • Alexandra

    The individual, small caves are super inviting for smaller discovery tours!

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    • July 8, 2018

  • Wischnewsky

    Simply beautiful, hard to believe that you are in the Franconian and not in the high mountains

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    • August 27, 2018

  • 🔮 Roland

    imposing cave, with a view of the Wiesenttal.

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    • February 22, 2019

  • Marcus

    Giant castle, great and beidruckende rocks.
    Definitely worth seeing.

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    • April 13, 2019

  • Vulkanguide

    A cave cave with then created bridge crossings can not be seen every day and this here with over 25m is impressive!

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    • June 3, 2019

  • Timber

    Impressive Cave that makes you speechless

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    • December 31, 2018

  • Birgit

    In wet weather it is not so recommendable, slippery. But highly recommended

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    • April 23, 2017

  • Randrian

    A very impressive place. Above a lookout cliff with a beautiful view over the Wiesenttal and over stairs you descend then down through this cave ruin down to the Wiesenttal.

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    • May 2, 2018

  • Alexandra

    Although a few stairs and a relatively steep climb await you here, this grandiose view alone rewards you! A section that you always like to visit!

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    • July 8, 2018

  • Tim42

    Ingenious and very impressive rock formations with caves and a viewpoint that can cause tingling in the stomach area ...

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    • October 15, 2018

  • k-p-t

    Beautiful stage on the Frankenweg.

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    • October 3, 2017

  • Stephan

    The "cave" is the remnant of an extensive former karst cave and was created by the collapse (collapse) of the former cave ceiling. Already at the beginning of the 19th century, the cave became a popular excursion destination in Franconian Switzerland, which was also visited by King Ludwig I of Bavaria. The cave has been one of the most important geological natural wonders in Bavaria since 2007.
    More information about the cave at de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Riesenburg_(H%C3%B6hle).

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    • April 6, 2020

  • Gerhard

    The Riesenburg is a natural karst cave ruin near Engelhardsberg.

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    • October 14, 2019

  • k-p-t

    With the most beautiful stage on the Frankenweg.

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    • October 3, 2017

  • Stefan Diestler

    Great place ... even better with a thunder storm 😀

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    • July 15, 2018


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Location: Wiesenttal, Forchheim, Franconian Switzerland, Upper Franconia, Bavaria, Germany

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