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Baumannshöhle Rübeland (cave)

  • (c)Tourismusbetrieb der Stadt Oberharz am Brocken, J. Reichel
  • (c)Tourismusbetrieb der Stadt Oberharz am Brocken, J. Reichel

The Baumann cave is the oldest show cave in Germany. According to legend, it was discovered by the miner Friedrich Baumann in the mid-16th century accidentally when he was looking for iron ore. Already in 1646 organized tours were held. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe was so impressed by the huge stalactites and stalagmites of the cave that he even visited it several times. Find in one of the largest cavity the artificial lake “Wolfgang” and Germany's only underground stage "Goethe Hall", which was named after him. Here numerous events are held such as theatre performances, weddings or corporate events


free admission and guided tour (if its closed: free admission "Hermannshöhle")

opening hours:

see website


see website




available (nearby)

special tip:

Discover the skeleton of the cave bear in the Baumann cave.


Baumannshöhle Rübeland
Blankenburger Straße 36 (right on the street B27)
38889  Oberharz am Brocken OT Rübeland

+49 (0)39454 49132

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