Diving into Buchen’s underworld – The dripstone cave in the beech district of Eberstadt owes its discovery to a coincidence. On December 13,1971, during explosions in a shell limestone quarry on a wall, an approx. 1 metre high and 2 metre wide gap opened up.
Already the first careful explorations gave us an idea of the breathtaking beauty of a natural monument that is unique in southern Germany. The impressions left by the Eberstadt stalactite cave with its wealth of forms remain unforgettable for every visitor.
On well-developed paths, you can reach the modern visitor centre without a step from the parking lot to the modern visitor centre, where you can obtain comprehensive information in sound and vision. Through a short corridor with crystalline exhibits you reach the 600-meter-long cave; its width varies between 2 and 7 meters, the height between 2.5 and 8 meters. Inside the cave the temperature is constant at 11 degrees Celsius, the humidity is about 95%.