Useful Information

Light


 
 Image: Illumination of  Rosenmüllerhöhle in Frankonia, Germany, with candles.
Every show cave, mine or subterranea on this site has a short list of hard facts called Useful Information. With a contemporary browser it will be displayed like this text, with smaller font and darkgreen letters on white background.
In the Useful Information block you find information in a very brief form, which makes some explanation necessary.
It is very difficult to write dates, fees and hours in a well readable manner, so we always tried to find a sort of "international" way of writing it, which should be understood by anybody. But if you do not understand it, here is the explanation:

Image: the by far best feature of the cave: coloured lights!

Of course, most show caves and mines have electric light. But some of them are still visited with carbide lamps or electric handlamps.


In very large caves, like the Eisriesenwelt the guide uses magnesium ribbon to illuminate it. magnesium burns with a very bright light.


But, whatever you do: beware of coloured lights!


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