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Saalfelder Feengrotten

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Address: Feengrottenweg 2, 07318 Saalfeld, Thuringia, Germany
Phone Number:
+49 3671 55040
10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

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Beautiful place

Worth visiting, it's a beautiful place. The quided tour in the caves takes about an hour (it's in german but you get a headset with english language). There is also a nice garden... read more

Reviewed 16 July 2016
Marko P
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Berlin, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

It is aimed at kids though adults will enjoy it. The grottos themselves are seen on a tour in German. They are ok but I actually was a bit underimpressed. There is a kind of park with various other things to do.

Thank justinehresman
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Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

Worth visiting, it's a beautiful place. The quided tour in the caves takes about an hour (it's in german but you get a headset with english language). There is also a nice garden to walk through and a mining museum. Kids (6 & 10) also liked it alot.

Thank Marko P
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168 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 340 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 July 2016

If you want to see a really colourful cave just go there: Feengrotten truly seems to be a place of little fairies. Okay, some people here complain about not being serious or tales of little fairies might be only for kids: but I am sure they would also complain when the guides only talk about different rock formations etc. So,... More 

1 Thank SydneyPerla
Milan, Italy
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167 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 December 2015

I don't complain about how the caves are kept or about the people who work now. What for me it's hard to accept is that here it was a place of suffering (it used to be a mine), with people having hard lives working here. In my opinion promoting it as a fairy tale place, it's really bad for their... More 

Thank bmbln
Washington DC, District of Columbia
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2015

Just visited a few days ago and had a lot of fun. The cave is an old alum mine with an interesting history, a few rooms with stalactites and beautiful reflections on the ponds below. We have seen many caves all over the world. and many much more beautiful. But the whole place was very charming. The Fairy garden on... More 

2 Thank Isabela L
Wadsworth, Illinois
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Reviewed 24 October 2015

This was our first time to the caves and they were beautiful. We had the audioguides in english ( I had to leave my drivers license) but the tour guide was more informative. The tour guide allowed my mom (who is bi-lingua) to translate to us. They also take a photo of the group before you go into the caves... More 

Thank bkehilty
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Reviewed 15 July 2015

This was a nice guided tour through the narrow mines. 1.70 meter height in its places. Guide spoke german but there was audioguides to borrow for free.

Thank Bender4president
Ottawa, Canada
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Reviewed 6 July 2015

I had been to these caves 20 years earlier and didn't really remember much about them. The tour of the caves is led by a German Guide and those who do not speak German have the option of headsets for an audio tour in their own language. The tour takes about 1 hour to get through all the caves, which... More 

1 Thank MKosche
Grovetown, Georgia, United States
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 30 September 2014

Unbelievable how wonderful the experience was at the fairy grotto. We were a group of photographers and the staff were beyond kind and helpful. Absolutely the best we could have asked for. Our team could not stop commenting how amazing and accommodating everyone was. A heart felt thank you! From Team Von Wong.

Thank Eva D
Bratislava, Slovakia
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2014 via mobile

If you are interested in paying 11€/person for an over-hour long stand up comedy show inteded for an audience below 8yo and above 70yo then this is your thing. If, on the other hand, you want to see some beautiful cave scenery and learn some interesting facts at the same time, visit a different cave, preferrably in a different country.... More 

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FeengrottenSLF, Online-Marketing-Verantwortlicher at Saalfelder Feengrotten, responded to this review

Thank you for your honest review on our offer. To our regret, you were disappointed after visiting the "Feengrotten". Every cave has its spectacular sides - ours is not famous for the stunning size of dripstones. But with those things we do not solicit for guests. The "Feengrotten" in Saalfeld stand out due to its over 30 shades of ochre,... More 

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