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  • / Wanderung in der Eifel: HeimatSpur Spazierweg Elfengrotte / Käsegrotte
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  • / Logo Spazierweg Elfengrotte
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  • / Elfengrotte
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  • / Zeit für eine kleine Pause...
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  • / Wanderspaß mit der ganzen Familie
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  • / Auf dem Weg zur Elfengrotte
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  • / Der Üssbach
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  • / Eine Abkühlung bitte!
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  • / Vulkaneifeltherme Bad Bertrich
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  • / Tourist Information Bad Bertrich
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  • / Kurpark Bad Bertrich
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  • / Flora und Fauna
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A natural monument of a very special kind - here with us in Bad Bertrich.

The Elfengrotte is also called the Käsegrotte because the stones look like cheese wheels stacked on top of each other!

easy
Distance 2.4 km
0:45 h
43 m
43 m
205 m
164 m
Walk through the middle of an old lava flow: 50,000 years ago, hot glowing rock from the surrounding volcanoes was pushed into the Elbesbach valley. A cave was formed, the so-called Elfengrotte or Käsegrotte, as the individual stones have taken on the shape of a wheel of cheese. An impressive sight! Behind the Elfengrotte, a waterfall cascades over the cooled lava flow to a romantic water basin. Close your eyes and listen to the sound of the water. The circular route leads along narrow and wide paths along the picturesque Üssbach stream.You can also reach the cave with a pram: follow the footpath to the Elfenmühle restaurant and continue along the road to a bridge over the Üssbach which leads you to the Elfengrotte.

Enjoy the day full of impressions rich in nature!

Highlights along the way:

• 1.2 km the Elfengrotte (elf grotto)
• 1.3 km Elbesbach waterfall

Author’s recommendation

GesundLand Vulkaneifel puts together an individual hiking tour for you including hotel, lunch packages & luggage transfer.

Enjoy your hike!

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Author
Vera Merten / GesundLand Vulkaneifel
Update: December 20, 2021
Difficulty
easy
Technique
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Highest point
205 m
Lowest point
164 m
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Safety information

• Stay on the marked hiking trails.
• Stay away from steep edges and rock faces (danger of           falling).
• Keep an eye on your children if necessary.
• Small steps and a steady pace save energy uphill and             protect your joints downhill.
• Take something to drink with you; drinking is important       even when you are not thirsty.
• And: Please keep nature clean

Tips and hints

GesundLand Vulkaneifel GmbH

Leopoldstr. 5
54550 Daun
Tel. +49 (0)6592 951370

E-Mail: info@gesundland-vulkaneifel.de

 www.gesundland-vulkaneifel.de

 

 

 

Tourist Information Bad Bertrich

Kurfürstenstraße 32
56864 Bad Bertrich
Tel.: +49 (0)2674 932 222

E-Mail: bad-betrich@gesundland-vulkaneifel.de 

 

 

For more informationen on the Elfengrotte/Käsegrotte visit  www.heimat-spuren.de 

 

Start

GesundLand Tourist Information Bad Bertrich, Kurfürstenstr. 32, 56864 Bad Bertrich (166 m)
Coordinates:
DD
50.070293, 7.031840
DMS
50°04'13.1"N 7°01'54.6"E
UTM
32U 359158 5548301
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Destination

GesundLand Tourist Information Bad Bertrich, Kurfürstenstr. 32, 56864 Bad Bertrich

Turn-by-turn directions

The hike is sufficiently signposted according to the logo. 

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Bus:

Linie 506 Bad Bertrich - Lutzerath

www.vrminfo.de

 

Taxi:

AST (Call Collect Taxi) , Tel. +49 (0)2671 8080
Taxi Bad Bertrich, Tel. +49 (0)2674 913 800​
MiniBus Wittlich, Tel. +49 (0)6571 6568 

Getting there

Please use the navigable start address in the parking section to enter in your navigation device. Or use the >> online journey planner at the end of the stage description.

Parking

Bad Bertrich Parking Garage, Kurfürstenstr. 32, 56864 Bad Bertrich

Coordinates

DD
50.070293, 7.031840
DMS
50°04'13.1"N 7°01'54.6"E
UTM
32U 359158 5548301
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

For further information on the Elfengrotte/Käsegrotte please visit www.heimat-spuren.de 

 

Equipment

Backpack food and sturdy shoes recommended.

Dress according to the weather and pack a towel in case you want to refresh your feet in the Üssbach!

Basic Equipment for Hiking

  • Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots or approach shoes
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Hiking socks  
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking poles
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Kit para bolhas
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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Rating

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Y&P M.
August 08, 2021 · Community
Wir sind heute mit unseren Kindern (2 und 5) diesen tollen Rundwanderweg gelaufen. Es war leider sehr regnerisch, was aber überhaupt kein Problem war, denn der Weg ist so schön dicht von Pflanzen und Bäumen umsäumt, dass wir so gut wie nicht nass geworden sind - auch bestimmt super für heiße Tage, da man sicher überwiegend im Schatten gehen würde. Unsere Kids hatten viel Spaß, der Weg ist schön schmal, teilweise mit Stufen und Steinen, sodass sie auch was zu klettern hatten! ;-) Vor allem die Elfengrotte und der Wasserfall daneben waren für Groß und Klein wirklich toll! Die Kids waren mit Taschenlampen ausgestattet, sodass sie jeden Stein erkunden und sehen konnten, wo das Wasser überall raus tropft! ;-) Mit seinen 2,5 km wirklich ein gelungener Weg für kleine Kinderbeine! Da werden wir auf jeden Fall nochmal hinfahren!
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Difficulty
easy
Distance
2.4 km
Duration
0:45 h
Ascent
43 m
Descent
43 m
Highest point
205 m
Lowest point
164 m
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