|Open:||APR to OCT Mon-Fri 9-17, Sat, Sun, Hol 10-18. |
|Guided tours:||L=90m, D=45min, V=6,000/a .|
|Address:||Tropfsteinhöhle, Tropfsteinhöhlenweg, 99842 Ruhla OT Kittelsthal, Tel: +49-36929-63318.|
|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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|1888||first natural caverns mentioned.|
|1894||discovery of more caverns.|
|1894-1896||development as a show cave.|
|1918||first electric light.|
|1945-1954||closed to the public because of safety reasons.|
|1954||restoration of the entrance tunnel and reopening of the show cave.|
|1968||collapse of the ceiling in the area called the Drei Gleichen. Cave closed because of security reasons.|
|1968-1992||closed to the public.|
|1980||after another collapse in the mining part, the Bergsicherung (mining security) did some work on stabilizing the mine.|
|1991-1992||restoration of the cave and reopening of the show cave.|