Riesenburg Versturzhöhle

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Recommended by 203 out of 212 hikers

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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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    • 03/04/2017

  • 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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    • 03/04/2017

  • 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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    • 08/19/2017

  • Birgit

    Best in dry weather, otherwise slippery

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    • 04/23/2017

  • Bergfex

    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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    • 07/02/2017

  • Carsten

    Great place - you should have just seen ;-)

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    • 05/10/2016

  • Harald

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

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    • 10/28/2016

  • Timber

    Impressive Cave that makes you speechless

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    • 12/31/2018

  • k-p-t

    Beautiful stage on the Frankenweg.

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    • 10/03/2017

  • Birgit

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

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    • 04/23/2017

  • Alexandra

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

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    • 07/08/2018

  • Wischnewsky

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

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    • 08/27/2018

  • Tim42

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

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    • 10/15/2018

  • Roland

    imposing cave, with a view of the Wiesenttal.

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    • 02/22/2019

  • Marcus

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

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    • 04/13/2019

  • 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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    • 06/03/2019

  • 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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    • 06/19/2019

  • 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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    • 05/02/2018

  • 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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    • 07/08/2018

  • Stefan Diestler

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

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    • 07/15/2018

  • Stefan Diestler

    Can you climb ... for the brave

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    • 07/15/2018

  • Marcus

    This time river hiking instead of pedes

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    • 07/02/2019

  • k-p-t

    With the most beautiful stage on the Frankenweg.

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    • 10/03/2017

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Best Hikes that include the Highlight ‘Riesenburg Versturzhöhle’

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

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  • Elevation380 m

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