|Location:||3 km north of Hohenstein-Ernstthal in the Oberwald.|
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|1620||mine tunnel started.|
|1869||used by Karl May as hideout.|
|1936||tunnel developed as tourist attraction and renamed Karl-May-Höhle.|
|1939||closed because of World War II.|
|199?||cleaned and reopened by the Karl-May-Freunde from Hohenstein-Ernstthal.|
The Karl-May-Höhle (Karl May Cave) is named after the famous German author Karl May. He became famous with his adventure stories about cowboys and red indians and other adventurers all over the world. His most famous books tell the story of the red indian Winnetou and his friend the cowboy Old Shatterhand. His books are very popular until today, but mostly considered as children books.