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Atta Cave: Germany's fascinating subterranean world

This fascinating subterranean world is situated in Attendorn, an old Hanseatic town in the middle of the southern Sauerland holiday region and is not far from the Biggetalsperre, the largest reservoir in North Rhine-Westphalia.The story began on 19 July 2021 when a blasting at the old Biggetal Valley limestone quarry unearthed this extraordinary cave. The quarry workers stood in awe before this wonder of nature, formed over millions of years.
Marvel at the beauty of the countless stalagmites and stalactites, some as long as four metres, and the outcrops that hang from the ceiling like fine drapes. Along easily and secure paths, visitors can walk through this vast system of caves in just 40 minutes. Atta Cave still has the capacity to surprise us. In May 1985 cave explorers chanced upon a series of previously undiscovered tunnels in this rocky labyrinth.
Following numerous expeditions by international cave explorers, experts have come to the conclusion that the limestone paradise in the southern Sauerland region is the largest interconnected system of caves in Germany. Atta Cave - an ancient yet vibrant fairy-tale labyrinth.

Cave restaurant "Himmelreich" café
This café-restaurant was built in 1990 and is situated in leafy surroundings right at the entrance of Atta Cave. Seating 300 people, it is the perfect place to relax and enjoy a bite to eat, with vaulted ceilings lending a genuine cave-like character.
With a variety of cosy rooms, this friendly establishment can cater for independent visitors and groups of all sizes.

The café and restaurant are also open in the evening, with special live music nights providing additional atmosphere and entertainment.
Further information and contact:
Attendorner Tropfsteinhöhle
Postfach 130
D- 57425 Attendorn
Tel.: +49 (0)  27 22 / 93 75 - 0
Fax: +49 (0)  27 22 / 93 75 - 25