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Cave Experience Centre Iberg Dripstone Cave, Bad Grund

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The Iberg Dripstone Cave is a public cave and geology museum in southern Lower Saxony near Bad Grund, Germany. It is located on the western edge of the Harz mountains in the 563m Iberg mountain at a height of above sea level in the chalk of an upper Devonian atoll reef. The actual dripstone cave is 123 metres long. With its 78m Captain Spatzier Gallery, the Yellow Climb and two other caverns, the total length of the cave is.Between 2006 and 2008, the cave was turned into a 'cave experience centre' with the three main themes of "Fascination Cave" "The oldest family in the world" and "A reef on a journey".HistoryThe cave was discovered in the 16th century by miners, who were looking for deposits of limonite or 'brown iron ore'. In 1524, the presence of caverns in the Iberg massif was mentioned for the first time. The first account in 1737 described a visit to the cave by a doctor, Franz Ernst Brückmann, on 30 March 1723. In 1874, paths and steps were laid out and the show cave was opened to the public with a viewable length of 220 metres. The entrance gallery, the Captain Spatzier Gallery (Hauptmann-Spatzier-Stollen), was built in 1910 and 1911. Electric lighting was added in 1912 and was extended in 1935.GeologyThe limestone mountain was originally a coral reef, formed about 385 million years ago on the spot where Madagascar lies today. it was subsequently moved to its present-day site as a result of tectonic plate movements over several hundred million years. Arrange to visit Cave Experience Centre Iberg Dripstone Cave and other attractions in Bad Grund using our Bad Grund attractions planner.
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  • We went with a 2 year old and 5 year old. When asked if we had to stay with a tour guide we were told “just go in” and could not get anymore information on that. We had to wait 15 minutes waiting for....  more
    We went with a 2 year old and 5 year old. When asked if we had to stay with a tour guide we were told “just go in” and could not get anymore information on that. We had to wait 15 minutes waiting for....  more »
  • In September the placed was over-crowded with no opportinity to park the car or visit anything. Quite strange in these corona-days to experience hords of people close together. Driving through the... 
    In September the placed was over-crowded with no opportinity to park the car or visit anything. Quite strange in these corona-days to experience hords of people close together. Driving through the...  more »

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