... 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!


Barbarossahöhle im GeoPark Kyffhäuser
Mühlen 6, OT Rottleben
99707 Kyffhäuserland

Telefon: +49 (0)34671 5450
Fax: +49 (0)34671 54514
Mail: service@hoehle.de

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