Kakushöhle und Kartsteinfelsen

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  • JuleWandert

    The Kakushöhle is the larger of two caves in the Kakusfelsen (Kartstein) near the Dreimühlen district of Mechernich. It is one of the largest open caves in the Eifel and part of the 5.8 hectare nature reserve Kartsteinhöhlen with Kakushöhle.

    A second small cave is north of the large cave. There is a plateau above the cave, which was bordered to the west by a section wall, which made the plateau a refuge.

    The kakus cave consists of a large church (up to 15 m high and 30 m wide) and an adjoining room, the dark chamber. The small cave, located 50 m north of the large cave, is also called the cold hole

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    • January 28, 2017

  • Gerd

    The nature reserve of the Kartstein with the Kakushöhle in the city of Mechernich is one of the most important prehistoric sites in Europe.
    Located above the scenic Fey Valley in the Dreimühlen district, the Kartstein with the Kakushöhle offers numerous opportunities for hikers, nature and culture enthusiasts and little adventurers. Let yourself be captured by largely untouched nature, legends and stories and a unique cave area.
    Source: kakushoehle.de

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    • February 27, 2017

  • Bumble-Bee

    Impressive cave with many opportunities for hiking in the area. The cake at the Imiss is also recommended.

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    • November 5, 2018

  • Jo

    The Kakushöhle is the larger of two caves in the Kakusfelsen (Kartstein) near the Dreimühlen district of Mechernich. It is one of the largest open caves in the Eifel and part of the 5.8 hectare nature reserve Kartsteinhöhlen with Kakushöhle.
    A second small cave is north of the large cave. There is a plateau above the cave, which was bordered to the west by a section wall, which made the plateau a refuge.
    The caves always attracted people who used them and the plateau in a variety of ways. Findings prove that the Kakus cave was already visited by Neanderthals and then by glacial now people. About 12,000 years ago, in the late Paleolithic, reindeer hunters of Ahrensburg culture pitched their tents at the caves.

    Source: Wikipedia

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    • February 8, 2018

  • Pascal

    The caves are worth a visit. Very nice circuit from the parking lot where there is also a toilet with a small kiosk / snack

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    • July 29, 2018

  • Gisela MoMa

    A freely accessible cave, for which one does not have to pay admission.

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    • October 15, 2018

  • Bumble-Bee

    Beautiful semi-open cave of course. The view from the nearby Eulenberg should not be missed either.

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    • March 29, 2020

  • Ten🐾Feet 🐾On🐾Tour🐾 🐶🐺🧏‍♂️👣

    Starting point for beautiful hikes. Small snack on the spot to strengthen after the tour

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    • May 11, 2018

  • Carola aus Naura

    The Kakusöle is the larger of two caves in the kakus rock made of Kartstein (limestone tuff or travertine). Created about 300,000 years ago.
    At that time people were already at this place, but according to legend the giant cacus lived there.

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    • June 15, 2019

  • R.Bungartz

    The traces of settlement on the prehistoric cacus cave between Eiserfey and Weyer date back to 80,000 BC. Hunter and gathering groups from the Neanderthals left behind numerous stone tools from the Middle Paleolithic epochs and animal bones.
    The nature reserve of the Kartstein with the Kakushöhle in the city of Mechernich is one of the most important prehistoric sites in Europe. (Source: eifel.info)

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    • March 22, 2020

  • Ahock

    Great tour by bike. At the kiosk you can also have breakfast with pre-order. As far as the caves are concerned, I agree with Pascal: worthwhile

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    • October 20, 2018

  • Norb

    The Kakushöhle is one of the largest accessible caves in the Eifel.
    They already appreciated the Neanderthals, because it didn't rain into the dwelling. 😎

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    • May 6, 2020

  • JürgenW

    The traces of settlement on the prehistoric Kaku cave between Eiserfey and Weyer date back to 80,000 BC. Hunter and collector groups from the Neanderthals left behind numerous stone tools from the Middle Paleolithic epochs and animal bones. The nature reserve of the Kartstein with the Kakushöhle in the city of Mechernich is one of the most important prehistoric sites in Europe. Located above the scenic Fey Valley in the Dreimühlen district, the Kartstein with the Kakushöhle offers numerous opportunities for hikers, nature and culture enthusiasts and little adventurers. Let yourself be captured by largely untouched nature, legends and stories and a unique cave area! (Text: Eifel.Info)

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    • June 2, 2020

  • Berlin2007

    Great excursion tip, also suitable for children, rest area and bistro available at the entrance

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    • June 10, 2020

  • RobertO

    Archaeological finds from the Kartstein rock and its caves date back more than 300,000 years of human history.

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    • June 29, 2020

  • Gss

    Very interesting to look at. An extraordinarily beautiful hiking tour

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    • April 7, 2020

  • Bumble-Bee

    Impressive cave with many opportunities for hiking in the area.

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    • November 5, 2018

  • Ahock

    Worthwhile visit after the ascent from Mechernich, really refreshing.

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    • July 21, 2019

  • Bumble-Bee

    Impressive cave with many opportunities for hiking in the area.

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    • November 5, 2018

  • Bumble-Bee

    Impressive caves that are freely accessible.

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    • November 8, 2018

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Location: Mechernich, Euskirchen, Cologne District, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

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