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Petersfels mit Höhle. Toll für Kinder

Petersfels mit Höhle. Toll für Kinder

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  • PeterStar

    The Petershöhle is in the "Eiszeitpark" in the Brudertal (parking lot at the "Brudertalbrücke"), about 2.5 km east-northeast of Engen and 700 m southwest of Bittelbrunn, in the Petersfels; 535 m above sea level
    Size: 10 m long, 6 m wide, 6 m high
    The rather small, but archaeologically significant and most visited cave of the Hegau can be visited at any time in the free park, which is open all year round.
    The Brudertal as a wide dry valley was created in the last Ice Age about 22,000 years ago. The delimitation by limestone cliffs on both sides was favorable for hunters of the time, as they could make rich prey in the narrow passages with large herds of reindeer and other herds. The cave was named after its discoverer Eduard Peters, who systematically examined the Brudertal in 1927. Numerous finds such as tons of animal bones and tools, but above all the only 3 cm small work of art "Venus vom Petersfels" as well as other female figurines made the cave famous. In the 1970s further scientific excavations were carried out and later the surrounding forest was cleared. Together with an artificially created bog, the vegetation of the late Ice Age landscape (steppentundra) was reconstructed.
    The finds from Petersfels as well as explanations of the excavations can be found in the municipal museum in Engen.
    cojote-outdoor.de/schwaebische-alb-2/hoehlen-schwaebische-alb/petershoehle-engen

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    • September 20, 2019

  • Christian

    The Gnirshöhle is approx. 2.5 km northeast of Engen in the so-called "Brudertal". In this valley, in addition to the gnir cave of "Petersfels", which is important for karst hydrology. Both caves were refuge for Ice Age reindeer hunters about 15,000 years ago.

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    • April 3, 2020

  • Gams 🧗‍♀️

    Super cleared and well signposted

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    • January 16, 2021

  • Gams 🧗‍♀️

    Gnirshöhle in winter when it snows ...

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    • January 17, 2021

  • Gams 🧗‍♀️

    Always worth a little detour

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    • February 9, 2021

  • Gams 🧗‍♀️

    Ice Age Park meets Ice Age Path

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    • March 6, 2021

  • Ewu

    Very well described geological history of the Petersfels and the Brudertal.

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    • June 23, 2021

  • Beate 🐕🍀

    There is always something to discover in the Brudertal 👍

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    • August 1, 2021

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Location: Engen, Constance, Freiburg District, Baden-Württemberg, Germany

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