The Gerberloch or the Gerberhöhle has a very attractive location on the southern, precipitous rocky slope of the Burghalde near Hayingen, according to the description of the Oberamts. It is located about 650 meters above sea level. and 60 m above the bottom of the narrow Fichtel valley, very close to the ring wall. It used to be accessible only by rock climbing, but now it has been made easily accessible by a steeple with railing from the Albverein. The Gerberhöhle is to protect the bats in the winter months i. d. R. from 15.11. closed until 15.04!The cave extends almost horizontally into the rocky cane, is 3 - 5 m high, 4 - 7 m wide, about 30 m long and ends in a very low slip, which extends even further into the mountain, but is no longer walkable , From stalactites you can still see clear traces. With the "oxhole underneath, but much smaller, these two caves may have been a welcome shelter for the aborigines and served as living quarters, and the Celts also used them to secure property and shelter for old and sick Persons Likewise, during the Thirty Years' War, when the Swedes lived in our country, the frightened people often took refuge in these caves, and even at the end of the last World War some of their contemporaries slept there in order to be saved from war atrocities.
January 5, 2017
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