The Schlossberg Caves in Homburg is a super place to visit. It is the perfect little excursion for the whole family.
What makes the tour so fun is not only do you get to explore but that everyone gets to wear a helmet, so everyone looks like they are ready to mine! Helmets are of course worn for safety reasons.
The temperature in the caves stay around 10 degree Celsius so it is best to dress in layers. Before you start your tour you will receive a quick introduction of what will await you and the rules of course. I am sure we have heard the saying, “you can look but don’t touch”, well these rules also apply down below. Once everyone is below the tour guide will give you brief information on how these man made tunnels came to be and then you will even get to look for a fossil.
The caves were originally made for mining quartz in the 17th Century but then closed for some time. It was rediscovered by a little boy who fell down a hole in the 1930s. The caves are open from April until October from 9 a.m to 5 p.m. Entry for adults is €5 and children up to the age of 16 is €3. It is best to call for reservations and also for an English tour. We strongly advise to bring a baby carrier for those with infants as you will need to walk down a few stair cases aswell as in the cave it is mainly sand.
Once you have been through the tour of the caves you can walk up to the Hohenburg ruin which lies right above the caves. You will be able to see a spectacular view of Homburg.
If these caves interest you check out their website. www.saarpfalz-touristik.de or call 06841-101166-101169
Telefon +49 (0) 6841 / 20 64
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