Einhornhöhle


Useful Information

Location: Near Dreistetten, in the Hohe Wand National Park.
Autobahn A2, Wöllersdorf exit, towards Piestingtal, Dreistetten. The mouth of the cave is visible for kilometers. Marked footpaths lead from Breistetten about 35 min. walk and from the Zitherwirt Inn near the ruins of Starhemberg Castle, about 30 min. walk.
Open: Easter Monday to SEP (weather permitting) Sun, Hol 9-17.
[2014]
Fee: Adults EUR 4, Children () EUR 2.50.
[2014]
Classification:  Karst cave.
Light: electric.
Dimension: A=585m asl
Guided tours: D=20min.
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Address: Einhornhöhle, Zitherwirt Otto Langer, A-2713 Dreistetten, Tel: +43-2633-42553, Tel: +43-664-2343467. E-mail: contact
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History

 
1927explored by Otto Langer senior.
1930open to the public with footpaths etc.
1964the cave was modernized by Otto Langer junior.

Description

This cave seems to be a sort of family business of the Langer family, landlords from Dreistetten. The cave was explored and opened by Otto Langer senior. Later it was modernized by his son. Otto Langer junior also made numerous discoveries including bones and teeth of cave bear.

From the large entrance chamber there is a fine view of the surrounding countryside. A series of small chambers still contain bone breccia dating from the last glacial period. Finds include cave bear and large mammals. Noteworthy are the stalctite formations.


Text by Tony Oldham (2002). With kind permission.


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