2.5 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better 4 Reviews

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  • Location:Frankfurt, Germany
  • Duration:8 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

Atta Cave and Greifenstein Castle Tour from Frankfurt

Discover Germany’s largest dripstone cave and visit the medieval Greifenstein Castle on this guided, full-day, small-group tour from Frankfurt. Escape to the town of Attendorn, just south of Dortmund and the Biggesee Reservoir — the site of the famous Atta Cave. Explore the cave, then enjoy a walking tour of nearby Greifenstein Castle, one of the oldest fortresses in Germany. See the ruins and its many rooms, including the torture chamber, wine cellar, herb garden and popular German Bell Museum. Transportation and all entrance fees are included.

Highlights

  • Day trip to Atta Cave and Greifenstein Castle from Frankfurt
  • Explore Germany’s largest dripstone cave with an expert local guide
  • See incredible calcite crystal formations inside Atta Cave
  • Spend your afternoon exploring the medieval ruins at Greifenstein Castle
  • Visit the German Bell Museum (Deutsches Glockenmuseum) inside the castle grounds
  • Small-group tour with a maximum of 14 people ensures personalized attention

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

This is a must-do tour if you want to see one of the largest and most beautiful dripstone caves in Germany! Also, the trip to Greifenstein Castle is great if you’re looking for a real medieval castle experience with stunning views.

What You Can Expect

Atta Cave and Greifenstein Castle Tour from Frankfurt

Explore Atta Cave - Germany's largest dripstone cave!

This full-day tour begins in Frankfurt with a 2-hour drive north to Attendorn and the Biggesee Reservoir region, home of the famous Atta Cave. Walk below ground to the “king of the dripstone caves,” following an 80-meter-long access gallery into the colorful world of stalactites, stalagmites and stalagmates — a fascinating limestone paradise, indeed.

After the tour, head back to the entrance above ground and enjoy lunch at the cave restaurant and café, Himmelreich, before traveling south via coach to Greifenstein Castle, one of the oldest fortresses in Germany. Explore the ruins, visiting the 12th-century torture chamber and tower as well as the wine cellar and herb garden. Finally, visit the German Bell Museum inside the castle to see over 50 bells on display and learn more about the history of bell making in Germany. 

The tour concludes with a return trip to Frankfurt.

Customer Reviews

peg's Travel

4 star rating: Recommended January 2016

The Atta Cave were great but there was no English. I have had these reservations for a while and I needed to reserve a guide for English. There were 15 of us that had no idea what the guide was saying in German. I suggest to them that they get audio guides like the museums do so we could know what was at the improtant pionts and history. Caves were great the guided tour was lousy. The Castle was closed and this is winter time but our wonderfull giude found another castle. It was great and a good time was had by all after the Caves.

jmollon

3 star rating: Worth doing August 2014

Cool cave and nice castle to explore. The cave tour was in German only, so we did not get a lot out of the tour guide, but a very interesting cave to look at. No tour at the castle, you just walked around on your own.

Ban

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better December 2014

Ordinary

Dominique D

1 star rating: I do not recommend this December 2013

The "lunch" provided was a sandwich with mayonnaise and a pickle. At the cave the guides only spoke German. They distributed a handout describing what the guide was saying orally however it was not comprehensive or what was expected. The Castle had no English at all. It was not worth the money!

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