Rettenwandhöhle Kapfenberg - Impression #1 | © Fritz Bayerl

Rettenwandhöhle Kapfenberg

Kapfenberg

A magical realm underground! In the electrically illuminated stalactite cave with an expanded visitor path, you can admire wonderful stalactites, stalagmites and stalactite columns. A special feature is the wealth of pearl sinter, nodule and button sinter. The path into the interior of the mountain leads past a "jellyfish" and a plaster cave bear into the "Great Cathedral" with its "carillon" and the "Gothic choir". Under sinter bridges and the "Auerhahn" you get to the "Broken Pillar" and the "Luster". The part of the cave accessible to visitors ends in the "Versturzhalle" with the "Steinerne See". On the way back you can visit numerous finds in a small cave museum.

The first mention of the Rettenwand Cave comes from 1918. From 1923, research into the cave began.

A magical realm underground! In the electrically illuminated stalactite cave with an expanded visitor path, you can admire wonderful stalactites, stalagmites and stalactite columns. A special feature is the wealth of pearl sinter, nodule and button sinter. The path into the interior of the mountain leads past a "jellyfish" and a plaster cave bear into the "Great Cathedral" with its "carillon" and the "Gothic choir". Under sinter bridges and the "Auerhahn" you get to the "Broken Pillar" and the "Luster". The part of the cave accessible to visitors ends in the "Versturzhalle" with the "Steinerne See". On the way back you can visit numerous finds in a small cave museum.

Access: The cave is located approx. 4 km outside of Kapfenberg on the B 20 in the direction of Mariazell (near the Mariazellerstraße 135 farm). You leave the main road at the PEWAG plant and park your vehicle here. The cave entrance can then be reached on foot in around 20 minutes.

Important: Good shoes with non-slip soles are essential because of the natural cave floor, warm clothing is recommended because of the low temperature of 8 ° C!

What the weather will be like

Kapfenberg (501m)

Morning
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2°C
95%
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Noon
foggy
4°C
90%
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Night
foggy
4°C
90%
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Maybe some snowfall in the beginning. The rest of the day will be dull and rainy.
Morning
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5°C
85%
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Noon
foggy
6°C
85%
10 km/h
Night
cloudy
5°C
45%
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Heavy rain in the morning, drying up in the afternoon.
25.04.2024
slightly cloudy
0°C 9°C
26.04.2024
slightly cloudy
-1°C 14°C
27.04.2024
very sunny
2°C 18°C