... to the legendary Barbarossa Cave.

We would like to extend you a very warm welcome to a very special kind of natural phenomenon.   

In the Kyffhäuser National GeoPark, 6 km from the healing brine baths at Bad Frankenhausen in the north of Thuringia you’ll find the Barbarossa Cave. This is one of only two anhydrite rock show caves in the whole world and an absolute geological rarity. Miners on the search for copper shale discovered this unique wonder of nature purely by chance on 20th December 1865 and it was cleared as a show cave just a few weeks later.

Come with us on an exciting journey of discovery through Barbarossa’s subterranean kingdom, a realm full of wonder, secrets and the fascinating combination of nature and history. Let all your senses delve into the history of the earth and learn about old Kaiser Frederick I, and the legend that surrounds him ...

We are delighted to be able to share our miracle of nature with you!   

Let it enchant you ... it is simply magical!

Eine spannende Reise in die Erdgeschichte - ab jetzt auch über Tage!

Der 833 km2 große Nationale GeoPark Kyffhäuser ist außerordentlich reich an geologischen und archäologischen Besonderheiten. Entdecken und erforschen kann man sie von nun an ganz ausgiebig im neu erbauten GeoInformationszentrum, welches am 17. September 2021 seine Pforten öffnete.

Die vielfältigen geowissenschaftlichen Zusammenhänge werden den Besuchern in der neuen Ausstellung jedoch nicht staubtrocken, sondern auf sehr kurzweilige Art und Weise näher gebracht. Sie beinhaltet nämlich eine interessante Kombination von multimedialen und echten Objekten. So kann man zum Beispiel per Touchscreen durch die Erdzeitalter reisen, aber auch im Archäologen-Zelt über ein  Telefon mit Wählscheibe Wissenswertes zu verschiedenen Ausgrabungen erfahren. Zudem zeigen sieben Gesteinssäulen die vorkommenden Gesteinsarten, deren Entstehung und Verwendung.
Auch die Kinder werden ihre Freude haben – egal ob beim Lauschen von Hörspielen in der Sagenecke, am Mikroskop, im Höhlenkino oder beim Puzzeln mit großen Sitzwürfeln.


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