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Bilsteinhöhle

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Adventure beyond imagination wrote a review Sep 2019
Munich, Germany14,538 contributions239 helpful votes
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The cave tour was great and the different lights in the cave were very well prepared so that all the visitors can see the different unique shapes from nature clearly. The guide didn’t talked a lot but the general explanations about the cave was good.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Dieselweasel wrote a review Jul 2019
Sittingbourne, United Kingdom204 contributions57 helpful votes
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Located just on the outskirts of Warstein on route L735 is this amazing little combination of ancient caves and wild life. There is plenty of off road parking at Warsteiner Waldwirtschaft where you can also enjoy food and a drink and it's a short walk from there in to the FREE wildlife park. The whole place appears to be run by volunteers and like so may of these great organisations there is the constant struggle of financing and maintaining a place like this. Although the park is free you will want to make a donation after you see what a great place this is and you will want to support the fantastic work this group carries out. As you walk in you go past a wonderful building that a few years ago was ear- marked for demolition but after they were rewarded a grant the building has returned to it's original splendour and is to be used as a youth hostel/ exhibition centre. A few 100 meters in (and up a slope) you will find the ticket office for the caves. This is the only thing you have to pay for in the whole park and at E5 for an adult, E3 for children, it is a bargain as the caves are really stunning. Our guide was very knowledgeable and, although we didn't mention it at the beginning of the tour, speaks English so was able to answer our questions at the end. As you exit the caves you are near what was one of our favourite bit of the park; the raccoons. These adorable little characters are a must see and will be responsible for taking up most of the E2 box of animal food you can buy around the park (next time I'll bring some pet-chews/cat treats..ssshhhhhh!) Like a lot of the animals there you can hand feed them at no risk which makes for great photos. As you move deeper in to the park you will see more animals including foxes, lots of deer, wild boar, sheep. But most impressive..is the lynx. Obviously difficult to spot but when you do it is breath-taking. We must have spent 30-40 minutes sat no more than 1 meter away from this beautiful animal as it stared at the 2 little yappy dogs someone else had with them wondering what they tasted like! We had to tear ourselves away because when I looked at my watch I realised we had been at the park for 3 hours and still hadn't seen everything. This is an amazing little place and great for couples or families, young or old. A large family could take a picnic and spend hours, free of charge, entertaining the children (don't forget to make a donation though) and having a wonderful day out. There are also various packages for birthday parties and tour groups that includes extended tour guides and a chance to feed the lynx! (E11.40 - 14.40 per child) It is wheelchair accessible, although a might be a little steep in parts and I don't recall seeing disabled toilet facilities. But please don't forget...make a contribution; this place is so worth it and worth preserving for future generations and visitors.
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Date of experience: July 2019
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Danae I wrote a review Jul 2017
Copenhagen, Denmark15 contributions5 helpful votes
It's a nice thing to do for a relaxed natury day in Sauerland! The tour guide is nice and the cave is very interesting, the walk is just long enough - however, bring a jacket because it is rather cold. The nature park is super and you can feed the animals with your hands!! Very nice experience and very low prices!
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Date of experience: July 2017
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Fundancer123 wrote a review Nov 2015
10 contributions4 helpful votes
I was there at two, after 1,5 hour waiting time there where more people to visit the cave. The ticket office was open but the door was locked, the fire place was burning. There was someone at the cave but he didn't say anything and left into the cave. The guided tour is around 20,30 minutes and every 45 minutes there should be a tour with enough people. It is off season but this is not really respectfull. They also don't answers emails.
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Date of experience: November 2015
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seolram wrote a review Jul 2012
Leiden, The Netherlands901 contributions394 helpful votes
Nice and cool activity in summertime, situated in the wildpark of Warstein. You get to see several examples of how caves are formed, several types of stalagmites and stalactites, very pitoresque. There are a lot of caves in this area, but not nearly all visitable, but this one is, so you also get to learn about neighbouring caves. The original entrance can't be reached by the public, so the entrance nowadays is manmade. When digging out this entrance lots of archaeological discoveries were done, men lived here in prehistoric times and left their garbage, which is very interesting for men today! A new cave is formed underneath your feet since there still is a river running underneath this cave.
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Date of experience: July 2012
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