Andreaskirche

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  • Rombea

    The Andreaskirche is a so-called hall cave. According to legend, the cave got its name from the fact that the first Christians in the region are said to have held their services here. The spacious rock hall has three entrances, is eleven meters long, 20 meters wide and seven meters high. The cave is freely accessible all year round.

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    • April 11, 2020

  • Rombea

    Very nice cave and in bad weather you can also shelter here.

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    • April 11, 2020

  • 〽️Markus

    Andreaskirche is the name of a cave in the Ankatal in the area of the city of Velden, about 800 meters north of Rupprechtstegen. The cave is registered as D 13 in the Franconian Alb cave register (HFA).

    The cave is about 50 meters long in total. The size of the entrance depends on the dimensions of the cathedral-like grotto and is around 20 × 11 meters with a height of 7 meters. The cave has three entrances. From the front grotto, some narrow passages lead into the rugged rock. The cave is heavily frequented and only a few sinter groups, moon milk and ceiling puffs can be found. There are no stalactites worth mentioning in the cave.

    The cave was probably used as early as the Bronze Age and by the Celts. In times of crisis and war in the Middle Ages, it was a retreat for the surrounding population. According to tradition, there was an altar in a carved rock niche.

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    • December 3, 2016

  • Tom

    The Andreaskirche in the Ankatal is a so-called hall cave. According to legend, the cave got its name from the fact that the first Christians in the region are said to have held their services here. The spacious rock hall has three entrances, is eleven meters long, 20 meters wide and seven meters high.

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    • March 2, 2020

  • Mpaege

    In bad weather, good as a shelter for picnic-making suitable

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    • April 30, 2018

  • KiWaWa

    Nice and quiet place, great for a rest and or as a highlight for children. Flashlight not essential. But be careful, the upper gear ends at the very top of the dome.

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    • September 29, 2019

  • KiWaWa

    Great Highligt on the way through the Ankatal. Beware of the small corridor, leave no children unattended here. The passage ends directly in the upper part of the dome.

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    • September 30, 2019

  • Jutta

    The ambience is very mystical.

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    • May 31, 2020

  • 〽️Markus

    Andreaskirche is the name of a cave in the Ankatal in the area of the city of Velden, about 800 meters north of Rupprechtstegen. The cave is registered as D 13 in the Franconian Alb cave register (HFA).

    The cave is about 50 meters long in total. The size of the entrance depends on the dimensions of the cathedral-like grotto and is around 20 × 11 meters with a height of 7 meters. The cave has three entrances. From the front grotto, some narrow passages lead into the rugged rock. The cave is heavily frequented and only a few sinter groups, moon milk and ceiling puffs can be found. There are no stalactites worth mentioning in the cave.

    The cave was probably used as early as the Bronze Age and by the Celts. In times of crisis and war in the Middle Ages, it was a retreat for the surrounding population. According to tradition, there was an altar in a carved rock niche.

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    • December 3, 2016

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Location: Middle Franconia, Bavaria, Germany

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