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Devil's cave Steinau (Teufelshöhle Steinau)

Short facts

  • Steinau an der Straße

Oldest of two stalactite caves in Hesse

The devil, who plays a role in many Grimm fairy tales, also plays a role in the history of the Steinauer stalactite cave "Devil's Cave".

In 1584, for example, a shepherd was tending his cows when a calf suddenly disappeared from the ground. The earth had swallowed a calf, only the devil could be at work! In those days people stayed away from the cave out of fear. However, in the 19th century, scientific curiosity overcame fear of the devil and excavations began.

Today guests can admire the special stalactites and even the "face of the devil". During a 30-40 minute tour you will immerse yourself in a special world that will leave you with unforgettable impressions.

Eigentümer: Magistrat Stadt Steinau I Betreiber: Gewerbe u.-Verkehrsverein Steinau


36396 Steinau an der Straße


Phone: +49 6663 / 973 88

Fax: +49 66 63 / 9 73 89


Website: www.tropfsteinhoehle-steinau.de

General information

The cave is open from 20 April to 30 September.
The last guided tour starts one hour before closing time.

Sensory tours:
Monday-Friday: 17:15

Guided tours can only be booked in advance.
Exception: On Sundays and public holidays, no advance booking is necessary; from 13:00, please report to the cave ticket office.
Online booking at: https://buchung.tropfsteinhoehle-steinau.de/
  • Bad Weather Offer
  • Suitable for any weather
  • for Groups
  • for Class
  • for families
  • for individual guests
  • for Children of the age of 3-6
  • for Children of the age of 6-10
  • for Children of the age of 10 upwards
Foreign Language
  • German
  • English
Other Furnishing/Equipment
  • Children's Playground (outdoors)
  • Toilet
Price info

Holders of the volunteer card: free admission

Sensory tours: € 6.00/guest


School classes and kindergarten groups:

Adults: € 5.00

Children: € 4.00

Prices for group tours outside the above opening hours

All-inclusive price (up to 10 people): €40.00

Each additional guest pays the regular admission price (see above)



Coming from Steinau on the L 3179 road in the direction of Freiensteinau to the "Mooshecke" car park.

From the parking lot it is about a 10-minute walk uphill to the entrance of the cave.

Next steps

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