A World Full of Fantasy


Many years ago, miners near Saalfeld set off in search of gold, silver and other coveted treasures. Black alum shale was discovered here. After mining the black rock, nature transformed the caves into a co­lourful underground world over the course of time, today’s FEENGROTTEN. Find out lots of interes­ting facts about the show mine’s history and the miners’ lives during a guided tour.

In the FEENWELTCHEN above the show mine, elves, fairies, trolls and forest spirits have made their homes. Both young and old are invited to enjoy the adventure world that is the Feenweltchen. There is plenty to discover on the journey through the magical kingdom to the Fairy Tree-Top Castle.

You can read, listen, touch and taste at numerous information and interactive points in the interactive exhibition GROTTONEUM. Find out how the light used to be ignited in the mine. Let stalactites grow and fit the coloured minerals together in a puzzle. Experience how the Feengrotten came about 440 million years ago in the grotto cinema.

Arrival


BY CAR
From the direction of Jena (B 88 / B 85):

  • Exit Saalfeld-East in the direction Neuhaus / Rwg. (B 281)
  • After three traffic light intersections turn right, in the direction of Neuhaus / Rwg. (B 281)
  • After driving for about  1.5 km, take left exit to the Feengrotten (signposted at Garnsdorf)

From the direction of Gera (B 281):

  • Drive through Saalfeld following the B 281 in the direction Neuhaus / Rwg.
  • At Garnsdorf, turn left at the exit to the Feengrotten (signposted)

From the direction of Kronach (B 85):

  • At the Saalfeld Railway Station, take the third exit from the roundabout and follow the B 281 through Saalfeld, in the direction Neuhaus / Rwg.
  • At Garnsdorf, turn left at the exit to the Feengrotten (signposted)

BY TRAIN

IR Düsseldorf - Kassel - Eisenach - Erfurt - Weimar
IR Frankfurt a. M. - Eisenach - Erfurt – Halle - Berlin

Regional connections:
Arrive stress and traffic jam-free with the DB regional connections, which arrive in Saalfeld from all directions. From the Saalfeld Railway Station, the Feengrotten is easily reached by direct bus.


BY BUS / CITY BUS

Direction: Railway station - Feengrotten, Bus Line A

  • Every half an hour daily, at xx.10 and xx.40 from the Saalfeld Railway Station, and xx.14 and xx.44 from the Market.
  • The first trip is at 7.40 am (Railway Station) and 7.44 am (Market)
  • The last trip is at 5.40pm (Railway Station) and 5.44 pm (Market) 

Direction: Feengrotten – Railway Station, Bus Line A

  • Every half an hour daily at xx.10 and xx.40 from the Saalfeld Feengrotten
  • The first trip is at 8.10 am, the last at 6.10 pm

For further information, please contact the Service Centre at the Saalfeld Railway Station, Monday – Friday from 7 am – 5.30 pm, or by telephone: +49 (0) 180 333 7287 (local calling conditions apply)

November - April
Feengrotten, Grottoneum

  • daily 11.00 am - 3.30 pm*
  • guided tours every 30 - 60 minutes
May - October
Feengrotten, Grottoneum, Feenweltchen

  • daily 10.00 am - 5.00 pm*
  • guided tours every 20 minutes
January

  • Grottoneum daily 11.00 am - 3.30 pm*
  • Feengrotten closed
* last admittance/ last entrance to Grottoneum/Feenweltchen

Due to the local conditions in the mine (darkness, narrow corridors) we recommend the visit for children from 4 years.

We are also open for you on all holidays.

Information for the visit - please note: 
Due to the dripping water underground, you’ll get coats before the tour to protect your clothes. This water may possibly leave rusty stains on textiles. For this reason, please avoid wearing valuable and light clothing. Sturdy footwear is recommended for the walk.

Combo-Ticket

may - october | valid for 30 days
Feengrotten, Grottoneum, Feenweltchen
  • adults: 14,90
  • children (4-14 years): 9,90

  • Family Card:
  • 2 ad. + 1 child € 38,00
  • every other child € 9,50

Fairy Grottoes-Ticket

all-season | valid for 30 days
Feengrotten,
Grottoneum
  • adults: 11,90
  • children (4-14 years): 7,90

  • Family Card:
  • 2 ad. + 1 child € 30,50
  • every other child € 7,50
Feenweltchen
may - october
  • adults: € 7,90
  • children (4-14 years): € 4,90

  • Family Card:
  • 2 ad. + 1 child € 20,00
  • every other child € 4,50

Discounting prices for: pupils, trainees, students, groups. Group prices are valid from 15 people.

Audio guides in English, French, Dutch, Italien, Spanish and Russian are available for use during your guided tour. A monetary deposit or identity documents are accepted as pledge during use. These will be returned upon completion of the tour and receipt of the audio guide.

Spend a fun and exciting day with the whole family.Visit our attractions - the Feengrotten, the Grottoneum, the Feenweltchen, the new stations Schatzsuche and Wasserkunst. The family-friendly Feengrottenpark with adventure playground and WaldErlebnisPfad invites you to discover and linger.Small shops offer Thuringian specialties, fairies, gems and much more.


FEENGROTTEN

  • visit: only with guidance - approx. every 20 - 30 minutes
  • length of visit: approx. 1 hour
  • distance, area: approx. 550 m on 3 floors (120 stages)
  • walkability (wheelchair, stroller): no
  • animals: no
  • extra information: temperature 8 -10 °C, humidity approx. 98 %
  • audio guides: yes
  • recommendations: warm clothes | sturdy footwear

GROTTONEUM

  • visit: individual
  • length of visit: approx. 45 minutes
  • distance, area: approx. 400 m2
  • walkability (wheelchair, stroller): yes
  • animals: no
  • extra information: stairs with wheelchair lift
  • audio guides: yes
  • recommendations: -

FEENWELTCHEN

  • visit: individual (may - oct.)
  • length of visit: approx. 1,5 hours
  • distance, area: approx. 2000 m2
  • walkability (wheelchair, stroller): no
  • animals: no
  • extra information: in the outdoor area (weather dependent)
  • audio guides: no
  • recommendations: sturdy footwear

FOR FAMILIES

  • free loan baby carriers
  • baby changing room
  • adventure playground
  • baby carriage site
  • bootle service

Here you can see the opinions of other visitors or create a message yourself. We are looking forward to your message.

21.09.03
Maren Dohle
Niederlande, Budel
Hallo, als Kind war ich unzählige Male in den Feengrotten zu Besuch, am Häufigsten mit dem Kinderferienlager Dittrichshütte. Ich habe tolle Erinnerungen und Fotos aus dieser Zeit. Damals kaufte ich mir eine Grottenfee als Püppchen. Leider ist es in den vielen Jahren verloren gegangen und ich mußte mit Bedauern feststellen, dass ich es in Ihrem Shop nicht kaufen kann. Gibt es die überhaupt noch oder woher könnte ich so eins bekommen? Über Post würde ich mich sehr freuen. Groetjes van Nederland Maren Dohle
12.09.03
Walter Wurm
sehr geehrte Frau Buchmann, vielen Dank für das Zusenden des Informationsmaterials. Ich freue mich, unserer Gruppe für 2004 Dank Ihrer Hilfe jetzt schon Appetit auf die Feengrotten machen zu können. Ihr Angebot ist sehr vielfältig und interessant. Wir werden bestimmt mit viel Freude bei Ihnen auftauchen. Ich werde mich melden. Nochmals vielen Dank! Walter Wurm
09.09.03
Simona und Timm
Liebes Feengrottenteam! Unsere Traumhochzeit am 23. August 03 im Märchendom wird uns und auch unseren Gästen in wunderschöner Erinnerung bleiben! Frau Wöckel's Rede war ebenfalls sehr ergreifend und hat nicht nur uns als Brautpaar zu Tränen gerührt. Vielen Dank nochmals an alle für die liebevolle Gestaltung unserer Hochzeit. Ganz liebe Grüße aus Hessen, wir werden Euch weiter empfehlen! Anbei noch ein Foto für Eure Galerie. Simona und Timm
29.08.03
Villa
D, Unterlemnitz
Hallo liebes Feengrottenteam, unsere Nachbarn haben am 04.August 2003 in den Feengrotten geheiratet. Wir haben die Fotos dazu gesehen und fanden diese ganz wundervoll und sehr gelungen. Eine tolle Idee in so einer romantischen Umgebung den Bund für}s Leben zu schließen. Vielleicht finden wir beim nächsten Besuch dieser Site auch unsere lieben Nachbarn mit Foto.Das wäre ganz toll, da wir wissen daß beide auch ihre Einwilligung dazu gegeben haben. Tschau h+m
08.08.03
Vengels, Hans-Joachim
Deutschland/ schleswig-holstein, Altenrade
Nach einem Besuch der Feengrotten im Juli kaufte ich mir das Video "Saalfelder Feengrotten, Thüringens Wunder tief im Berg".ich möchte meine maßlose enttäuschung bekunden. Das Video für einen Preiß von 8,70 Euro ist überteuert und gibt in keiner weise das erlebte wieder.Bitte überdenken sie nochmals die Aufmachung und den Preiß des Videos. Bis zum nächsten Besuch Ihr H-J Vengels

comment:

Vielen Dank für Ihren Hinweis!
Zufällig haben wir heute ein neues Video gedreht, das neue Video ist voraussichtlich im September erhältlich.

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Saalfelder Feengrotten und Tourismus GmbH
Feengrottenweg 2
07318 Saalfeld (Germany)

represented by the managing director Yvonne Wagner

phone: 0049 (0) 3671-55040
fax: 0049 (0) 3671-550440
E-mail: info@feengrotten.de

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