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Location: Lonetal (Lone valley), between Öllingen and Bissingen.
A7 (E43) exit Bissingen, towards Bissingen 800m, at the roundabout turn right towards Öllingen 1.5km. When the road reaches the floor of the Lone valle stop at parking lot left. Follow single lane track at the far end of the parking lot for 100m, turn left on trail steep uphill. The Bocksteinschmiede is to the right, the Bocksteinhöhle to the left.
(48°33'30.49"N, 10° 9'22.54"E)
Open: no restrictions. [2007]
Fee: free. [2007]
Classification:  Karst cave,
Light: bring torch
Guided tours:  
Bibliography: Gerhard Bosinski Hrsg. (1969): Die Bocksteinschmiede im Lonetal, Stuttgart, Müller & Gräf 1969. 2 Bände (Text- u. Tafelband). 4°. 230 S. u. 164 Tafeln. Br. (Deutsch - German)
Joachim Hahn, Hansjürgen Müller-Beck, Wolfgang Taute: Eiszeithöhlen im Lonetal. Archäologie einer Landschaft auf der Schwäbischen Alb
Konrad Theiss Verlag Stuttgart, 1985, Broschiert, 200 Seiten, ISBN: 3806202222. (Deutsch - German)
Robert Wetzel (1958): Die Bocksteinschmiede, I. Teil mit dem Bocksteinloch der Brandplatte und dem Abhang sowie der Bocksteingrotte. Ein Beitrag zur europäischen Urgeschichte des Lonetals und zur geschichtlichen Morphologie des Menschen
Verlag W. Kohlhammer GmbH, Stuttgart, 1958. (Deutsch - German)
Address: Stadtverwaltung Langenau, Rathaus, Marktplatz 1, 89129 Langenau, Tel: +49-7345-9622144, Fax: +49-7345-9622155. E-mail: contact
Guided Walks: Hermann Häußler, Achstraße 44 a, 89129 Langenau, Tel: +49-7345-6719, Cell: +49-172-7848347. E-mail: contact
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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1873first excavation in the cave Bocksteinhöhle.
1883/84Excavation durch L. Bürger.
1933/34Excavation la Robert Wetzel.
1953/56Excavation ja Robert Wetzel.


The Bocksteinschmiede and the Bocksteinhöhle are two small caves located at the northern slope of the Lonetal (Lone valley). Because of their location towards south and the shelter they offered, they were used by the nomadic hunters of the Ice Age during their hunting trips. The caves have been excavated very early, the findings were sensational.

See also

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