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.

31.07.03
Berthel, Thomas und Katharina
Deutschland, Brahmenau
Liebes Feengrottenteam, auf diesem Wege möchten wir uns für die wunderschöne Gestaltung unserer Hochzeit am 17.07.2003 im Märchendom bedanken. Es war ein traumhaftes Erlebnis, was wir beide und unsere Familien wohl nie vergessen werden. Danke an das gesamte Team, macht weiter so !!!!!!!! Mit freundlichen Gruß Thomas und Katharina Berthel
23.07.03
Anonym
D, 88410 Bad Wurzach
Öfter war ich schon in den Feengrotten. Es hat mir immer schon dort gefallen. Ich bin ja auch ein Thüringer bin in Suhl 1941 geboren. Viele Grüße sendet Günter Wirsing.
30.06.03
MP
Glück auf! Die Feengrotten sind ein Montandenkmal von außerordentlicher Genese und Schönheit. Leider ist die Internetseite sehr touristisch überprägt und lässt den interessierten Besucher kaum erahnen was wirklich dahinter steckt. Herbstliche Blätter und Goldene Ringe stehen kann ich schwer in Einklang bringen mit einem solch kulthistorischen Objekt, da sie meiner Empfindung nach etwas bezugslos im Raum stehen. Die fliegende Fee ist der Würde und dem Anspruch des Ortes überhaupt nicht Angemessen, ich bin geneigt von Kitsch zu sprechen - mal ganz abgesehen von der Benutzerfreundlichkeit solcher Applets. Ich meine nicht, das man in der heutigen Zeit auf Touristische Aspekte verzichten kann, aber die Balance zwischen Kitsch und Kommerz auf der einen Seite und Geschichte und die daraus resultierenden Verpflichtungen auf der anderen Seite, sollte ausgewogen und wohl überdacht sein. Glück auf! MP
24.06.03
Elinor Richter und Peter Schneller
Deutschland/Bayern, 90556 Cadolzburg
Hallo liebes Team der Saalfelder Feengrotten, wunderschön war es bei Ihnen. Wir haben unser verlängertes Wochenende für einen Thüringenbesuch genutzt. Erste Station war die Saalfelder Feengrotten. Es war Klasse - wir haben was für die Bildung getan, habe bei Ihnen gut gegessen und auch wunderbar geschlafen. Wir als Wohnmobilreisende waren sehr erfreut über ihren wohnmobilfreundlichen Parkplatz und werden Sie auch deshalb weiter empfehlen. Danke - wir wünschen Ihnen alles Gute und weiterhin viele interessierte Besucher.
23.05.03
Anonym
Deutschland, Wiesbaden
Hallo Feengrottenteam, es war wirklich ein wunderschöner Vormittag, den wir bei euch verbracht haben. Die tollen Farben und der Sonnenauf- und -untergang im Märchendom waren wirklich überwältigend. Wenn sich wieder mal die Möglichkeit ergibt, schauen meine Frau und ich bestimmt nochmal bei euch vorbei. Hoffentlich klappt das dann mit der beschilderung besser, da aufgrund einer Baustelle der Weg zu euch nicht gut ausgeschildert war. Schöne Grüße aus Hessen. Bernd und Bettina Keß

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