Hiking Highlight

Recommended by 36 out of 38 hikers


  • Torsten

    "The Hickelhöhle is the second largest cave in Saxon Switzerland and a popular destination for hikers.The cave is located in the Thorwalder walls, above the Great Zschands south of the arsenal, on the corridor of Sebnitzer Ortsteil Ottendorf. Together with the cowshed, it is one of the most famous caves in Saxon Switzerland. With a depth of 12 to 14 m and a width of 45 m, the Hickelhöhle is a very wide layered cavity, which is designed as a half-cave. These layer joint cavities, which are typical of Saxon Switzerland, are formed by rainwater infiltrating from above on water-impermeable liners, the so-called layer joints. These are due to the layered deposition of clayey components during the sand deposits in the Kreidemeer. The large-scale structure of the sandstone in the area of the Thorwalder walls contributed to the size of the cave. "- de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hickelh%C3%Bhle

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    • September 23, 2019

  • Harzer-Bergwald de

    Giant rock overhang that forms a cave. Impressive place!

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    • April 24, 2017

  • Konrad

    This is one of the largest caves in the Elbsandsteingebiet

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    • October 16, 2017

  • tingeljane

    Wonderfully cool place for a break in the summer.

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    • April 27, 2018

  • Nobby63

    Imposing Abri without cradle, but a hugh rise is overcome

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    • August 24, 2018

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Location: Hinterhermsdorf, Saxon Switzerland, Saxon Switzerland-East Ore Mountains, Saxony, Germany


  • Elevation390 m

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