Excursion, Trips and Adventures
UNESCO Vogelherdhöhle - Welcome to the Stoneage and its caves
Our Hotel in short distance to the caves of the ice age
The oldest art findings of mankind have been found in six caves closeby and have become world famous thanks to the title as UNESCO World Heritage.
More than worth a visit! The sites are unique and authentic. According to known archaeologists they are expected to be more than 70.000 years of age and hold important artifacts, such as jewelry, toys and religious items and artistic objects to give prove to their legacy and our region as cultural centre of the ice age.
Discover yourself what life back then looked like, when you tour our county with its caves... Hiking or biking? Take advantage of our various offers and packaged deals, we combine your tour with a perfect stay. Find out more...
The Vogelherd Cave
The Cave "Vogelherdhöhle" is probably the most significant find spot of stoneage culture and grants a detailled view into human history. This exact place was where archaeologists found items of everyday life and works of art that are proven to be at least 40.000 years old. Tools and weapons made of stone are not only what made this spot important to scientists worlwide. It was a finding of eleven figurines, carved from mamoth tooth that showed the importance of the Vogelherd Archaeopark. Two of the original figurines are still on exhibition in the caves.
Guided tours and museums let you dive into a world long gone... Every Sunday and on holidays the themepark opens its doors to groups and solo explorers. Many stoneage activities, such as weaponry manufacturing, traditional fire starting or spear throwing are been shown and make the Vogelherd caves a perfect location for the whole family.
The Hohlenstein Cave
In the Hohlenstein cave, combining two minor caves (the Höhlenstein-Stadel and the Bärenhöhle), aside the remains of the extinct cavebear a sculpture made from ivory (in detail it is mamoth tooth) was found, showing a man with head and limbs of a lion. The figurine dates back over 40.000 years and thereby is one of mankinds oldest prove of artistic culture. Next to the piece a thigh bone of a neanderthalian was found, making this finding even more special because members of this species is unusual to be found in southern germany. The archaelogical exavations are being exhibitioned in the Museum of Ulm. Because the original find spot is only to be reached via foot or bike, it is ideal for a hiking trip or a tour with your bike... Do you know about our packages including free bicycle hire? Check out our Deals!
The Caves - Overview Map
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