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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

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Information and Studies

Throughout history, humans have visited caves to relieve their health troubles. Today, speleotherapy or cave therapy is considered a side effect-free alternative or complement to orthodox medicine practices. It is especially beneficial in the treatment of respiratory diseases such as asthma and bronchitis, as well as for skin diseases and allergies.

The air deep under ground is characterised by an extreme purity, which exceeds the requirements of hospital operating theatres by three or four times. Almost completely dust, germ, allergy and ozone-free, the air maintains a steady 10 °C temperature throughout the year, with a relative atmospheric humidity of over 98%. Already after only a few treatments, an increase in overall health and well-being can be felt.

Speleotherapy is a special form of climatic therapy that takes place in natural caves or former mines. It has been recognised for more than 100 years in the treatment of respiratory tract diseases, allergies and asthma. The treatment began to be used for systematic therapeutical purposes in the 19th Century. Among humankind, the knowledge of the power of underground air has never been lost; many legends recount the wonder of the mountains for healing purposes.

The Saalfeld Feengrotten is a member of the Germany Speleotherapy Association (Deutschen Speläotherapie-Verband). The association was founded in 1990 to ensure the compliance to strict quality standards. Atmospheric tests are regularly conducted and the purity of the cave air measured. Through these tests, it can be shown that the underground cave air is purer than that found by the sea or in the mountains.

Speleotherapy is suitable for:
•    Bronchial Asthma
•    Chronic Bronchitis
•    Hayfever
•    Croup
•    Persistent coughing and Whooping Cough
•    Chronic Sinusitis
•    Sleep disorders
•    Susceptibility to infections
•    Strengthening of the immune system
•    Stress relief and relaxation.

Speleotherapy is not suitable for:
•    Acute stages of infectious diseases
•    Infectious respiratory diseases
•    Chronic neurological disorders
•    Angina  
•    Pronounced cardiac weaknesses
•    Phobias, especially claustrophobia.

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