Katerloch dripstone cave
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Enter into the unbelievable world of dripstones and the breathtakingly beautiful dripstone formations of the 1 km long Katerloch dripstone cave. This cave was closed to visitors from 1982 to 2003, but re-opened in 2004.
In the heart of one of the largest halls, the Fantasy Hall (now easily accessible via a clever system of ladders and levels), impressive forms, delicate limestone corals, wafer-thin white and colourful curtains, clear crystals and sparkling crystal columns are surrounded by some 4,000 dripstone structures. Powerful limestone forms and bear bone remains paint the picture of a prehistoric era untouched by human civilisation.
From the Fantasy Hall, you can access the major finds of 1955 – the Magic Kingdom and Lake Paradise whose bizarre and diverse range of forms are almost indescribable – where alabaster white stalagmites and islands of limestone emerge resplendent from the turquoise-green shimmering water, surrounded by magnificent dripstone walls. The beauty of the cave is epitomised here like a larger-than-life script. Visitors derive great pleasure from observing such eternal powers of creation, which seem to transport them into a world far away from the grind of daily life and also make the cave an ideal place for contemplation.
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