In 1195, the wasteland was first mentioned as part of a donation to the monastery of Heiligenkreuz. As with many well-known caves, some legends are entwined with the naming. The best known of these states that Einhard, a monk from St. Gallen reported that a huge man has chosen the Einödhöhle as a home. This alleged bearer of the Einödtales and the cave is said to have been the giant warrior "Einöder", "Ainöther" or "Einher", who fought in the Awarenkrieg on the side of Charlemagne. In the process, the giant is said to have impaled so many enemies in a single battle, as otherwise an entire army. However, his alleged shelter was not in today's Einödhöhle, but in the "Great Einödhöhle", near the former Einödwirtshauses on the valley floor. After a ceiling collapse in the Great Einödhöhle this 1888 was blown up due to imminent danger of collapse. To get the name "Einödhöhle", the "bat cave" higher up on the hillside was given this name.
August 8, 2017
The Einödhöhle, also known as "bat cave" until around 1890, is the largest surviving Jungterti surf cave on the western edge of the Vienna Basin. It is located at 370 meters above sea level on the southern slope of the Pfaffstättner Kogel near Pfaffstätten, north of Baden. Through the first hall, the path leads past the "eaten-up wall" into the "throne room", and over a few steps you reach the rubble hall, which has adventurous shapes.
December 8, 2017
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