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Atta Dripstone Cave and Braunfels Castle Tour from Frankfurt

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Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Face masks provided for travelers
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Overview

Discover Germany’s largest dripstone cave and visit the medieval Braunfels 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 Braunfels 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.
  • Day trip to Atta Cave and Braunfels 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 Braunfels Castle
  • Visit the German Bell Museum (Deutsches Glockenmuseum) inside the castle grounds
  • Small-group tour with a maximum of 14 people ensures personalized attention
Professional guide
Transport by air-conditioned vehicle
admission fees
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Food and drinks
Gratuities

Departure Point

Wiesenhüttenpl. 39, 60329 Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Departure Time

9:30 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
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 vehicle to Braunfels 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.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Atta-Hohle
This full-day tour begins in Frankfurt with a scenic drive through typical Hession landscapes north to Attendorn and the Biggesee water 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 the stone curtains on the rocks — a fascinating limestone paradise, indeed. It is the largest coherent cave system in Germany and a fascinating subterranean experience. After a lunch break we drive on through green rural provinces to the next sight.
Duration: 3 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Schloss Braunfels
Castle Braunfels, rising on a basalt rock welcomes visitors from afar with its picturesque slhouette. Enjoy a guided tour through the sprawling palace complex and its valuable collection. The impressice Knight'Hll with its weapons, tournament, war and hunting weapons from the 13th to 19th century. Paintings, armor, sculptures and contemporary furniture. The courtyard and the cannon place. Braunfels was fist meintioned in a document in the year 1246. Afterwards return drive to Frankfurt.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 day of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Infants and children must sit in a child seat, which means they need a separate seat, no matter which age (legal regulation)
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Atta Dripstone Cave and Braunfels Castle Tour from Frankfurt?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
See all safety measures taken by Atta Dripstone Cave and Braunfels Castle Tour from Frankfurt.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Atta Dripstone Cave and Braunfels Castle Tour from Frankfurt?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Atta Dripstone Cave and Braunfels Castle Tour from Frankfurt.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Atta Dripstone Cave and Braunfels Castle Tour from Frankfurt?
A:
The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Atta Dripstone Cave and Braunfels Castle Tour from Frankfurt.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Atta Dripstone Cave and Braunfels Castle Tour from Frankfurt?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Atta Dripstone Cave and Braunfels Castle Tour from Frankfurt.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Atta Dripstone Cave and Braunfels Castle Tour from Frankfurt?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Atta Dripstone Cave and Braunfels Castle Tour from Frankfurt.

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The Atta Cave were great but there...
peg's Travel
, Jan 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.
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Cool cave and nice castle to...
jmollon
, Aug 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.
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The "lunch" provided was a sandwich...
Dominique D
, Dec 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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