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The Feengrotten – a World of Experience – can be reached by bus, train or by car.

All these travel possibilities can be found here in summary.

We look forward to your visit.


Grottoneum - Feengrotten - Feenweltchen

Children 9,90 €
Adults 14,90 €


Grottoneum - Feengrotten

Children 7,90 €
Adults 11,90

Opening Times

May - October
Feengrotten / Grottoneum/ Feenweltchen
Daily 9.30am to 5.00pm

November - April    
Feengrotten / Grottoneum
Daily 10.30am to 3.30pm

Exhibition Mine Feengrotten

Exhibition Mine Feengrotten

A world full of fantasy

Caves under the earth are fascinating. Whether natural or as the result of mining, such as the Saalfeld Feengrotten, immersion into this underground world is always an amazing experience. Here at the edge of the Thüringian Slate Mountains in Saalfeld, many centuries ago miners searched for gold, silver and other prized metals. However it was alum shale that was discovered, a mineral indispensible for the processing of alum and vitriol.

As the area was excavated, large subterranean caves were created, which were left untouched after the closure of the mine. It was then that a “miracle of nature” occurred - the caverns slowly filled with colourful stalagmites and stalactites.

After the rediscovery of the mine, the present day fairy grottoes were opened to the public in 1914 as an exhibition mine. Now thousands of visitors come annually to enjoy the fascinating dripstones of the Saalfeld Feengrotten. At times, a light mist settles on the underground grotto lake – and fairies have been seen.

A tour of the exhibition mine reveals a variety of interesting facts about the life and work of the miners, the difficulties in excavating the subterranean caverns, and the development and formation of the colourful stalagmites and stalactites.

Saalfelder Feengrotten und Tourismus GmbH, Feengrottenweg 2, D-07318 Saalfeld | Tel +49 3671 55040 | Fax +49 3671 550440