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Arrival

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.

Prices

SUMMER TICKET
Grottoneum - Feengrotten - Feenweltchen

Children 9,90 €
Adults 14,90 €

WINTER TICKET

Grottoneum - Feengrotten

Children 7,90 €
Adults 11,90

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


Home»Grottoneum» INTERESTING FACTS» Grottoneum Rally

Grottoneum Rally

Introduction

There are 22 interactive and knowledge stations in the Grottoneum. These are all marked by a small bat, whose name is Fledi. Follow Fledi through the Grottoneum Museum and solve the following tasks.

Tip 1: Each solution is found in the corresponding Info Point.
Tip 2: The Info Points are marked on the Discoverers’ Map, which is available at the Main Information Desk.

Good luck and have fun during your Discoverers’ Tour in the World of Dripstones and Minerals.

Info Point 1
Knowledge Station

How the miners got their light
Hundreds of years ago, the miners didn’t have matches or torches. Write down what was used to bring light into the mine. And what did the frog have to do with it?
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Info Point 2
Interactive Station

Gale-force winds in the mine
In order to make the bellows work, you need a lot of strength. Explain how a bellows functions and for what the miners used it.

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Info Point 3
Interactive Station

The speaking stone
The speaking stone in the Grottoneum will tell you a story. Write down what it is about.

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Info Point 4
Interactive Station

Treasures of the mountain
On the Mineral Resource Wall, you can see the treasures of the mountain – the minerals. One of these is used for horseshoes. Find out which mineral this is and write down its name.

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Info Point 5
Knowledge Station

Forwards with hammer and pick!
Which tools did the miners use to dig deep into the mountain? Name and sketch these tools.

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Info Point 6
Knowledge Station

Geologists and mine surveyors
In order to dig a tunnel deep in the earth in the desired direction, the miners had to know the right way to go. For this, individual miners had special tasks, for which they used different equipment to measure the tunnel. Write down the name of these miners and describe their tasks and activities.

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Info Point 7
Interactive Station

Water break-in
Water flows underground along the rock walls. At these places, the walls in the Feengrotten are brown. Explain where this brown colouring comes from.

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Info Point 8
Interactive Station

Stones on the way into the light
In earlier times, rock was transported from the mountain with a hand-winch. Are you strong enough to winch the rock upwards? Try it out at this station.

Info Point 9
Interactive Station

The dripstone empire
Stalactites grow from the cave ceiling towards the ground; stalagmites grow from the ground up. But what do you call the dripstones that grow together in the middle?

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Info Point 10
Interactive Station

Mineral Zoom
There are many different types of minerals in the Saalfeld Feengrotten. Name three of them and describe how they look.

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Info Point 11
Knowledge Station

In the abandoned mine
From which mineral did the numerous stalagmites in the fairy grottoes grow?

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Info Point 12
Interactive Station

Dance of the molecules
Nature amazes us again and again with her large variety of colours. Move the puzzle parts across the screen and discover the miraculous world of the minerals.

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Interactive Station

How is a stalagmite created?
Watch the film and explain how a stalagmite grows.

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Info Point 14
Interactive Station

Living stones
The dripstones in the Saalfeld Feengrotten are especially colourful. Minerals cause the colouring. Which mineral is responsible for which colour?

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Info Point 15
Knowledge Station

Geological profile
Here at the Geological Wall, you can see the different rock layers from the area that surrounds the Feengrotten. Which layers are which, and how old are they?

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Info Point 16
Interactive Station

From the mountain to the grotto
Eavesdrop on the courageous explorers during their exciting discovery of the Saalfeld Feengrotten. Note down in bullet points some of the things that they are talking about.

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Info Point 17
Knowledge Station

Roasting and boiling
Even the ancient Romans used the white crystals from the black rock. Write down what they used the rock for.

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Info Point 18
Knowledge Station

The ochre of the Feengrotten
Ochre was also excavated from the Feengrotten. What was the Saalfeld ochre used for?

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Info Point 19
Knowledge Station

Grotto cinema
In the grotto cinema, learn about the exciting development of the Saalfeld Feengrotten. Listen carefully and note down how many years ago it all began, and which kinds of creatures lived at this time.

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Info Point 20
Interactive Station

The healing water from the mountain
What was the special water found in the depths of the Fairy Grottoes used for in former years? And what is so special about this water?

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Info Point 21
Knowledge Station

Treasury of the Feengrotten
How many different types of mineral have been found in the Feengrotten? Name some examples.

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Info Point 22
Knowledge Station

Fascination minerals
From which mineral is the so-called "yellow worm" made out of in the Feengrotten?

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Finished!

You have completed all the tasks and have visited all 22 information stations of the Grottoneum. Is one of your questions still incomplete? No problem. Your teacher or the staff at the Grottoneum Information Desk will be happy to help you. Just ask.

Glück Auf – Good Fortune!


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