Kittelsthal Dripstone Cave

In an abandoned mine you will enter the only fully developed dripstone cave in Thuringia. This unique subterranean world was opened for visitors already in 1896. The guided tour will take you 48 m deep into the Earth.

Since 3 October 2022, visitors can once again descend into the mysterious underworld of the Kittelsthal dripstone cave. During the 1-hour guided tour, the cave guide will tell you all about the geology and history of the cave, which was once discovered through barite mining. At a depth of 48 metres, you can admire stalactites and stalagmites that are several thousand years old. For example, the "pyramid" in the Great Grotto. Smaller cavities branch out from the Great Grotto and can be reached via further passages.


Kittelsthal Dripstone Cave

99842 Ruhla/ OT Kittelsthal
Telephone: 036929-89013 or 0160/94440973



Opening hours:

1 April - 31 October

Wednesday for groups by appointment

Thursday-Friday: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Saturday, Sunday & public holidays: 1:00 - 6:00 p.m.

November 1 - March 31

Wednesday for groups by appointment

Thursday-Saturday: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.