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Seegrotte Hinterbruhl

Grutschgasse 2A, Hinterbruhl 2371, Austria
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Type: Geologic Formations, Outdoors
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

We visited Seegrotte as part of a tour that went through Vienna woods; reference Expedia details:- Pass through Baden and the Helenental Valley en route to the former Mayerling hunting lodge. The lodge is now a commemorative chapel, remembering the deaths of Crown Prince Rudolph and Baronesse Vetsera in 1889. Marvel at the intricate medieval cloister in the Cistercian Abbey... More

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Tonbridge, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
15 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

I will be honest, the main reason we visited was because I wanted to see an underground lake, and with the promise of the largest in Europe, I couldn't resist. If anything I was a little underwhelmed by the actual lake. It is all in an old gypsum mine that they accidentally flooded by blowing up the wrong bit. Because... More

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Santa Clara, California
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Visited Seegrotte in Austria which is an underground lake. It is an old mine that got flooded and became a lake. The place was very beautiful and the water is very clear. The boat ride takes you through these cave openings that look so beautiful especially when reflected on the crystal clear water. The mine is very cold so do... More

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New Delhi, India
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37 reviews 37 reviews
20 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

A visit to the Seegrotte is important because of its unique position as a subterranean lake where one can actually ride on a boat. It is actually a Gypsum mine that got flooded in 1912 and is now Europe's largest subterranean lake. It was also used by the Nazis during WW II for manufacturing aircraft , using POW labour. Be... More

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Zurich, Switzerland
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301 reviews 301 reviews
61 attraction reviews
150 helpful votes 150 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

The underground mine is converted to let people see the formations over the centuries. The boat ride seems to be the big hoohaa about the grotte, which is a short run in the dark. For the wait, the long walk, and above all underground chill, over-rated and over-priced. Could have saved the day trip.

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Haifa, Israel
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Nice to see, easy even with small children. Parking is nearby. Walk inside is relatively short and easy.

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13 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Seegrotte involves an entirely different experience of going deep inside a gypsum mine to the promised boat ride on the “largest subterranean lake in Europe.” What’s not mentioned in promos about the lake is that to get there, you need to walk in the original miners’ steps down a long and narrow, cold tunnel, a compelling recognition of the dismal... More

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Cary, North Carolina
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

and Europe's largest underground lake (boat ride included in tour) 3000 year old gypsum mine. during the war, planes were built there to avoid our bombing raids.. the Nazis then shipped them to wr. neustadt to install the engines, and that's where we destroyed them.

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Austin, Texas
18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

A long walk down a damp and slippery underground hallway where they cheerfully tell you how they blinded horses that were used to work the gypsum mine and kept them in the mine for 20 years without coming up. Follow that with a description of the Nazi jet engine reseach conducted there without a mention of the slave labor used... More

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Geneva, Switzerland
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87 reviews 87 reviews
29 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

we felt that the entry price was a bit high for the tour. You walk through a long entry tunnel and then through several different large halls. The history is actually really fascinating and it would have helped if the exhibits were improved or updated with better explanations. Our guide spoke too quickly throughout the tour and often it was... More

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