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Location: Lonetal (Lone valley).
A7 exit Langenau towards Ulm, after 200 m right, then after 200 m left to Bernstadt. In Bernstadt turn right towards Holzkirch/Neenstetten, at the end of the town in a left turn follow the paved single lane track straight ahead. After 100 m turn right, then follow the road to the end in the Lone valley (parking lot). Follow the trail, in front of the bridge to the right, 2.5 km walk one way.
(48°31'6.25"N, 10° 3'6.28"E)
Open: no restrictions. [2007]
Fee: free. [2007]
Classification: SpeleologyKarst Cave
Light: bring torch
Guided tours:
Bibliography: 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.
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2017 inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List.


The Fohlenhaus (House of the Foal) is a white limestone cliff with two cave entrances. The two small caves are of great archaeological interest. The name describes the strange form of the cliff, which resembles a horse or foal. The left cave portal is the space below the neck of the foal, the right cave is the gap between front and rear legs.

Both caves were excavated and are now completely empty. There were stone age findings, but they were not as spectacular as those at the other caves of the Lonetal. As a matter of fact, this caves are not mentioned very often. But they are located along the river valley, and if you follow the single track road down the valley, you will get there, so we mentioned it for completeness sake. There is a barbecue area in front of the caves, and this place is pretty popular among cyclists, hikers and families. It is a very comfortable and pleasant place for a rest.