Allander Tropfsteinhöhle


Useful Information

Location: Near Alland.
E60 exit Alland, right into town, in the center left towards Altenmark, at the city limits. Parking lot at the road Alland-Altenmarkt. 10 min walk to the cave.
(48° 3'12.52"N, 16° 4'31.58"E)
Open: Easter-JUN SEP-OCT Sat, Sun, Hol 9-17. JUL-AUG Mon-Fri 13-17, Sat, Sun, Hol 9-17.
Fee:  
Classification:  Karst cave.
Light: electric.
Dimension: L=70m, VR=12m, A=410m asl. Portal: W=3m, H=3m.
Guided tours: D=25min.
Photography:  
Accessibility:  
Bibliography: D. Döppes, C. Frank (1997): Allander Tropfsteinhöhle,
In: D. Döppes, G. Rabeder (eds). Pliozäne und pleistozäne Faunen Österreichs. - Mitt. Komm. Quartärf. Österr. Akad. Wiss. 10: 388-401, Verlag Österr. Akad. Wiss. Wien. (Deutsch - German)
D. Döppes, C. Frank (1997): Spätglaziale und mittelpleistozäne Faunenreste in der Allander Tropfsteinhöhle (Niederösterreich),
Wiss. Mitt. Niederösterr. Landesmus. 10: 129-147, St. Pölten. (Deutsch - German)
Address: Gemeindeamt Alland, Hauptstraße 102, A-2534 Alland, Tel: +43-2258-6666, +43-2258-2424.
As far as we know this information was accurate when it was published (see years in brackets), but may have changed since then.
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Last update:$Date: 2014/07/21 08:06:34 $

History

 
1928opened for the public.

Description

The Allander Tropfsteinhöhle (Dripstone cave of Alland), named after the nearby town Alland, is located at the slopes of the Großer Buchberg (467m asl) in the Wienerwald. The cave is rather small, but it is one of the largest caves in Lower Austria. It consists of rifts and bedding plane passages, some up to 12m high.

The Allander Tropfsteinhöhle, as the name suggests, is noted for its nice speleothems. The cave shows stalacties, stalagmites and moonmilk. It is also a paleontological site, with remains of brown bears (Ursus arctos). A 10,000 years old brown bear skeleton is on display in the cave in a small exhibition.


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