Siebenbrunnentalhöhle - Saulucke - Niklashöhle

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Location: Gaaden, eastern slopes of mount Anninger, in the Siebenbrunnental, Wienerwald. (48° 2' 53.28" N, 16° 15' 18.48" E)
Open: Summer Sat, Sun, Hol, Groups also on weekdays, after appointment.
Fee: Adults EUR 39, Children EUR 35.
Groups (10+): Adults EUR 29.
Classification: SpeleologyKarst cave
Light: no light.
Dimension: L=230 m, VR=19 m.
Guided tours: no
Address: Dreidärrischenhöhle, Robert L. Winkler, Abenteuerschule Natur Erlebnis, Willergasse 57, 1230 Wien, Cell: 0676-5272266, Fax: 01-8884143-34. E-mail: contact
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23-AUG-1926 opened to the public, electric light.
1939 closed with the begin of World War II.
1980 part of the cave collapsed.


The Dreidärrischenhöhle is small cave, which was discovered in the 19th century. It was used as a show cave for more than a decade, but closed due to the outbreak of World War II. Later it was never reopened. Unfortunately it was open to the public during the 1990s and thus was subject to vandalism. The cave is now closed again and guided by a cave trecking operator.

The main name of the cave is Dreidärrischenhöhle, literally Three Därrischen Cave. The question is, what are Därrische? The term därrisch means deaf in local dialect, so it is the Cave of the Three Deaf. It is not clear what ths three deaf are, one theory tells this are the three huge rocks. The rocks can not hear, at least they do not answer, so they are the Drei Därrischen (Three Deaf). Another theory tells that the cliff face around the cave entrance does not have an echo, is virtually deaf.

The other name of the cave, Siebenbrunnentalhöhle, is simply derived from the location, Siebenbrunnental (Seven Springs Valley). Other names like Saulucke or Niklashöhle are not in use any more.

The Dreidärrischenhöhle is an important bat cave, with at least four different protected bats living here. So we ask all visitors of our site, if they visit this cave to be careful. Do not disturb the bats, they are protected. Never visit the cave from November to March. Do not use open light or make fires in front of or in the cave. Be quiet when you vist the cave.