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Recommended by 31 out of 34 hikers


  • Oldboy

    Above the cave has a nice view towards the Thuringian Forest, who is sure-footed and free from giddiness can also dare the descent to the cave.

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    • March 16, 2019

  • Olaf

    We recommend the steep, stair-like descent from the main path directly above the cave entrance. The not so steep path on the hillside, however, is only accessible by dryness and with tread shoes. He is extremely narrow on the steep slope with high risk of slipping.

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    • October 1, 2019

  • Florian

    The Tannhauser cave directly on the ridge path of the Großer Hörselsberg, the caves serve as shelter for bats in winter, the way to the cave is a bit difficult but always worth a detour.

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    • April 17, 2020

  • Geraldo Semifredi

    There is also the Tannhäusersage: on the way to the Wartburg, where he wanted to prove his talent as a singer, Tannhäuser passed the Hörsel Mountains. Here the lightly clothed woman Venus awaited him in front of her cave with lovely music and kept him entertained for a year with her charms and "enticements of love". After this time, he suffered from his guilty conscience and wanted to go to the Pope to ask for divine forgiveness. He refused to forgive him because of his vicious behavior. "As little as this skinny staff greens and will never green again, nor can you hope that grace and forgiveness can and will ever be granted to you with God and me!" Tannhäuser against deeply saddened returned to Venus, with whom he still The Pope's staff began to grow green after three days, as the Pope was shocked to note, and it is not clear to me which of the two caves - Tannhauser or Venus' cave - is still vegetating.

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    • June 4, 2020

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Location: Hörselberg-Hainich, Wartburgkreis, Thuringia, Germany


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