Die Heinrichshöhle

Der Höhlenführer bringt mit einer Taschenlampe einen Tropfstein zum leuchten.

Heinrichshöhle is one of the most bone-rich sites in Germany. Thousands of bone remains from the Ice Age (about 30,000 years old), a 2.35 m long complete cave bear skeleton, a lifelike replica of the cave bear and the cave hyena leave visitors amazed. Fantastic sparkling stalactites and sinter formations up to 230,000 years old line the paths. You will pass fantasy formations such as "little washerwoman, fish in the pantry, Cologne Cathedral, beehive" and "leaning tower of Pisa". The guided walk is bathed in a natural impressive light from the LED lighting completed in 2014. Part of the first lighting system from 1905 has been preserved as a technical monument. In the front part, the formed passage profiles show the dissolving power of the water on the approx. 380 million years old limestone, which has become effective over many decades. In the rear part the visitor is amazed by the up to 20 m high fissures. The Heinrichshöhle is part of a 3.2 km long cave system that has been explored so far.

The normal tour of this magical underground kingdom lasts about 40 minutes. Special thematic tours, educational programs and guided tours for children are offered.

Here you will find all important information at a glance:

Karte mit der Heinrichhöhle

Arrival by bus and train: by train to Altena station (RE16/RB91), then bus line 33 to "Hemer ZOB"; by train to Iserlohn station (RE16, RB53), then bus line 1 to "Hemer ZOB"; by train to Menden station (RB54), then bus line S4 to "Hemer ZOB"; from Hemer ZOB with MVG bus line 2 to "Sundwig Meise" stop.

By car: Take the A46 towards Iserlohn until the end, then follow the B7 towards Hemer for about 2 km. In Hemer turn right onto "Im Ohl" and follow the signs to "Felsenmeer" until you reach Sundwig. Free parking in Sundwig, approx. 5 min. walk to the cave.

Opening hours additional for groups by appointment only

Entrance fees: Adults € 6.00, children (3 to 15 years inclusive) € 4.00, Reduced group rates from 15 participants: Adults: 5 €; Children/youth up to 15 years: 3,50 €; Family ticket (parents with own children or grandparents with own grandchildren): 17,50€

DiscoveryFirst exploration by Heinrich von der Becke in 1812
Total length / guided tourover 3 km (Perick system) / 320 m
Geoposition / altitude51.3785668° , 7.7769551° / approx. 250 m above sea level

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