Kakushöhle
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Wolfsfährte
N 50° 32.659 E 006° 39.559
32U E 334160 N 5601769
Quick Description: The Kakushöhle is a karst cave near Mechernich in Euskirchen and one of the biggest open caves in the Eifel.
Location: Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Date Posted: 8/22/2011 4:34:18 AM
Waymark Code: WMCCGZ
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Lee-2
Views: 21

Long Description:
The Kakushöhle is a karst cave near Mechernich in Euskirchen and one of the biggest open caves in the Eifel. It is located in a kart stone (natural reserve), one to 20 m high and about 300,000 years old travertine (tufa) existing rock that has a maximum diameter of 150 meters. In addition to the Kakushöhle, the Great Cave, is located here also a second, the little cave, also called cold hole.

The Kakushöhle was before 30000-80000 years ago, first inhabited by Neanderthals and then the ice age people now, what evidence remains. About 12,000 years ago reindeer hunters there took a rest. Even the Celts and Romans used the cave. The finds are now in the Roman-Germanic Museum in Cologne.

The cave is accessible and easily reached from a parking lot at the highway 477, where there are also a kiosk and toilet facilities.

According to popular legend of Hercules and Cacus to have lived a giant called Kakus earlier in the cave system. The saga of the Roman poet Virgil was moved here from the Tiber to the Eifel. After the giant Kakus (Eifler) legend the cave is named.

Quelle: Wikipedia
Type of Land: National Park

Managed By: Touristik-Agentur Mechernich e.V.

Contact Info: 02443 / 49-4321

Website: [Web Link]

Type of Cave: Karst Cave

Contains Stalactites: no

Contains Stalagmites: no

Contains Bats: yes

Price of Admission: 0.00 (listed in local currency)

Visit Instructions:
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