Saalfeld Fairy Grottoes

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Fairy Grotto
Fairy Grotto

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Travel to the center of the Earth in Thuringia's Saalfeld (Saalfeld vacation rentals | Saalfeld travel guide) Cave. The caves are known to be the most colorful caves in the world and will be revelatory for the whole family.

Go on journey of discovery through the most colorful grottoes of the world (Guinness Book of Records) and experience the interesting details of the history of the old alum slate pit Jeremias luck, the life of the miners, the discovery of the grottoes and much more.

Included in the information about your visit of the Saalfeld grottoes there is also health suggested treatments for ailments such as respiratory problems or minor breathing difficulties.

Allow yourself to be amazed by the charms of fascinating world of the Saalfeld Fairy Grottoes in the depths of Thuringia. Guided cave tours: The Miner's Journey takes you on a trip through the varied history of the medieval alum slate mine. During the Fairy Tale Journey you will be surrounded by the marvelous world of the Thuringian fairy tales and folklore. On the Fairy Journey you will also be guided by our Grotto Fairy through her underground kingdom. For anyone fascinated by folklore and fairy tales, the Saalfeld Fairy Grottoes make a fascinating excursion!

After your tour of the Saalfeld Fairy Grottoes, you should visit the little town Saalfeld or the beautiful Old Town of Erfurt (Erfurt vacation rentals | Erfurt travel guide), which is just 60 km away.

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Location, Map, and Driving Directions

Location: Feengrottenweg 2, Saalfeld, Germany

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Click here for admission fees which vary throughout different seasons.

Opening Hours

April to October:

  • open daily from 09.30 am to 05.00 pm
  • guided tour starts every 20 – 30 minutes
  • 3.00 pm kids journey
November to March:
  • open daily from 10.30 am to 03.30 pm*
  • guided tour starts every 30 – 40 minutes
  • open Sat and Sun only from 10.30 am to 03.30 pm*
  • guided tour starts every 30 – 40 minutes
* start of the last tour of the day

Contact Information

Phone: +49 (0) 36 71 - 55 04 0
Fax: +49 (0) 36 71 - 55 04 40

Related Links

Wikipedia information about Saalfeld - Official Tourist Web Site (english)

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