Visitor Caves

In the GeoPark Ruhrgebiet some outstanding visitor cavesare found. The contain a fossil reef, bones of quaternary animals and the fascinating world of dripstones. Live-concerts, cave whiskey and cave cheese are offered as well.

Coral at the cave wall. Photo: K. Schüppel
Coral at the cave wall. Photo: K. Schüppel

Klutert cave (Ennepetal)

In the Klutert cave you have the opportunity to walk through a fossil reef. It comprises 360 cave passages of nearly 5.800 meters length. You can see subterranian Lakes, mysterious hallway and the foddil creatures of the former reef. Guided tours are conducted regulary.

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In the "organ-grotto". Photo: GeoPark Ruhrgebiet
In the "organ-grotto". Photo: GeoPark Ruhrgebiet

Dechenhöhle (Iserlohn)

The beautiful flowstone cave is situated in reef limestone depression between the city of Hagen and the Hönne valley at the town of Balve. It is an adventure and learning  location for children, a research station for scientist, a fascinating background for concerts and other cultural events or just a place for reflection and amazement. Guided tours are conducted regulary.

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Dripstone in the cave. Photo: GeoPark Ruhrgebiet
Dripstone in the cave. Photo: GeoPark Ruhrgebiet

Heinrichshöhle (Hemer)

The flowstone cave in Sundwig, an urban district of Hemer is part of the Perik-cave-system. It is equipped as a visitor cave over the legnth of 300 meters. It became famous because of numerous finds of fossil bones from pleistocene animals, like a cave bear skeleton of 2,35 m length. Guided tours are conducted regulary.

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