The Göpfelstein cave is a karst cave. Once it was used by the Neanderthals as living space. First you come into a large vestibule, which then leads into two different levels of the cave. In and around Veringenstadt there are even more caves that served the first humans as winter quarters: the Nikolaushöhle, the Mühlberg Cave and the Anna-Kapellen-Höhle.
The hyena Horst> Göpfelsteinhöhle. In the last ice age (before 120000 - 10000 years) the Göpfelsteinhöhle was used for longer periods by the cave hyena as Horst. This is evidenced by well-preserved hyena bones and dogged remains of various prey animals.