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."
March 4, 2017
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.
March 29, 2020
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).
April 6, 2020
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