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Saalfeld Fairy Caves


Saalfeld Fairy Caves
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last update on Feb 21, 2023
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There is a lot to discover in the adventure forest Feenweltchen.
© Regionalverbund Thüringer Wald e.V./ D. Ketz There is a lot to discover in the adventure forest Feenweltchen.

Saalfeld an der Saale, one of the oldest towns in Thuringia, is home to the world of the fairy caves. Visitors learn interesting facts about former mining, the life of the miners and the formation of today's fairy caves. The fascinating underground world can be explored on guided tours through the exhibition mine. The tours range from classic tours to themed tours and children's tours.

Grottoneum adventure exhibition

At the Grottoneum museum, you can become an explorer yourself and discover the secrets of the fairy grottos at various hands-on and knowledge stations. For example, you can learn a lot about the growth of stalactites and the geological profile of the fairy caves. A film in the cave cinema tells the story of how the fairy grottos came to be.

Fairy World Adventure Forest

You can embark on a journey into the magical world of elves, fairies and trolls in the adventure forest. The forest is divided into five different areas. In the "Garden of Fairy Plants" you will find all kinds of medicinal herbs. In the "Realm of the Forest Spirits", visitors can expect a barefoot path, a troll house and a wobbly suspension bridge, among other things. In the "Fairy Salon", magical birthdays are celebrated and the troll tree houses explored. Feeling boxes, a bird's nest swing and a fairy xylophone extend the offer in the "Grove of the Light Fairies". Visitors will find the Butterfly Dome, the Little Flower Castle and butterfly gardens in the "Fairy Meadow".

Historical Information

Originally, black alum slate was mined in the area of today's fairy caves. This created underground cavities which, over time, turned into a unique stalactite cave.

How to get there

View of the fairy cave park with spring house and fountain temple
© Saalfelder Feengrotten und Tourismus GmbH View of the fairy cave park with spring house and fountain temple

By car:

Coming from Jena, you can reach the Feengrotten via the B 88/B 85. After the Saalfeld-Ost exit, follow the B 281 in the direction of Neuhaus. In Garnsdorf, take the Feengrotten exit on the left.

If you are coming from Gera, take the B 281 to the Feengrotten. Drive through the town of Saalfeld and follow the B 281 towards Neuhaus. In the district of Garnsdorf, take the Feengrotten exit on the left.

By public transport:

With the FEEN ticket you can reach the Feengrotten Adventure World comfortably and cheaply by Erfurt train, South Thuringia train and bus. The nearest train station is in Saalfeld, from where you can get to the Feengrotten quickly and easily by bus.


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Saalfelder Feengrotten und Tourismus GmbH
Feengrottenweg 2
Phone+49 (0) 3671 - 55040
Fax+49 (0) 3671 - 550440
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