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Recommended by 452 out of 463 hikers


  • JR56

    The light cave is a large, easily accessible layer joint cave on the south side of the Kleinhennersdorfer stone. It got its name because of the candles put up at mountaineering celebrations.Around 1870 the Königstein resident Friedrich Herrmann Hempel began the commercial mining of sandstone, which was crushed and ground and sold as abrasive sand to inns and soap factories. This significantly enlarged the cave. Sand mining was later prohibited by the authorities.
    One Sims collapsed in early 2012.

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    • August 22, 2020

  • luppeflitzer

    Nice little hike from Papstdorf (also for tired children's legs).
    Past the fallow deer enclosure. If you are lucky up here, the search for caves will be even more exciting. The head torch makes it even more professional for little researchers.
    Nice highlight on the left of the Elbe!

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    • October 14, 2018

  • Carola K.

    Bring your pocket or headlamp. Here are some caves to explore!

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    • October 21, 2018

  • Enno

    A great adventure, especially with children! Here you can climb, explore, explore ... and there are other caves in the immediate vicinity! Don't forget your flashlight (for the other smaller caves). However, since she is quite well known, I would only visit her during the week, preferably in the morning.

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    • May 10, 2018

  • Nancy 😗 🥾🚶‍♀️⛰ 🚴‍♀️

    The caves are great and you have to see them.

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    • February 17, 2020

  • Anja

    That was amazing. The children had a lot of fun and so did we as adults. That's where the researcher comes through

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    • May 17, 2020

  • Lisa

    Short ascent and the caves are fun! There is also a bit of scrambling

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    • June 28, 2020

  • caterman

    great big cave, nice and cool on hot days

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    • July 4, 2020

  • Andreas Trust 🥾

    The light cave is a large man-made cave. Sand was scraped off here. This is how the cave came into being. A highlight for young and old

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    • August 5, 2020

  • Schranzl

    Lots of people on the go..good for children ..

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    • August 6, 2020

  • Torsten

    Viiieeel sand and dust. It smells more like ruins in here.
    But the light cave is probably a highlight of the Kleinhennersdorfer stones.

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    • July 21, 2018

  • Nancy 😗 🥾🚶‍♀️⛰ 🚴‍♀️

    It's hard to believe that people once lived here.

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    • February 15, 2020

  • Hentschel

    Really big cave that wants to be explored.

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    • September 27, 2018

  • Andreas

    Good for kids. The perfect stopover via the Höllenweg ascent!

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    • January 25, 2020

  • Georg

    Wonderful hiking destination. Especially for the little ones.

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    • February 17, 2020

  • Lukas Beck

    Good shelter in the rain. The cave is very spacious. The entrance is large and lets in enough light. Smells a bit in here, but is hardly annoying

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    • August 4, 2020

  • MO _T

    The "Lichtlhöhle" is always a recommendation. Unfortunately, it often gets dirty. If you are unlucky you will catch a day like this.
    It should be clear that Hampel did not scrape the entire caves out of the rock. That would not have been possible. Not only did he scratch. He just made his living doing it. Back then, it was considered good form to sprinkle wooden floorboards with sand and then scrub them clean. The villagers around also fetched the sand. Existing layer joint caves (Hampelhöhle, ice cave) were expanded. In the light cave bays have been scratched out.
    The Lichtlhöhle was created differently. After the sandstone slab was lifted, the surf rushed against it and eddies formed the cave. The sea disappeared, the cave remained.
    In the mid-1970s, large and small light caves were closed by a slipping stone slab, only the large one has been accessible again since the closure.
    Caution, there is always a risk of falling rocks.

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    • October 21, 2020

  • Atzenjan

    The light cave surprises with its size and spaciousness. A visit is a must if you are in the area with children. Conveniently, there are two other interesting caves in the immediate vicinity. Don't forget your compl bulbs.

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    • March 1, 2021

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