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.
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August 22, 2020
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!
October 14, 2018
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.
May 10, 2018
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.
October 21, 2020
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