An incredible adventure

23rd May 1863. In the ancient Icelandic book of his student Alexander von Humboldt the Hamburg geology professor Otto Steinbrock discoversa yellowed parchmentwith mysterious characters and apparently unbelievable content:

“Descend into the crater of Sneffels Jökull and you will reach the center of the earth ...”

Unbelievable! And yet he lets Alexander convince him to approach this dangerous adventure together.

You can experience what awaits them on their trip! Descend into the dripstone caves of Rübeland, because our "Journey to the Center of the Earth" begins right here: deep underground, in the heart of the Harz Caves.

Come with us and help make the seemingly impossible possible!

Dates and online tickets

> Journey to the Center of the Earth

28th March 2024, 4:00 p.m.  TICKETS
30th March 2024, 2:30 p.m.  TICKETS
31st March 2024, 4:00 p.m.  TICKETS

Full steam ahead to the Center of the Earth

Enjoy a special event highlight with a nostalgic train ride on the Rübelandbahn on March 30, 2024!

Further information and tickets HERE

Tips and recommondations for your visit

The theater play is only available in German language!

Age recommendation: from 4 years.

Only cash payments are accepted at the box office on site.

Free choice of seats for the performance

In the Baumanns Cave there is a constant temperature of 8-9 ° C. Please bring warm clothing and/or seat cushions with you to the performance.

The Goethe Hall of the Baumanns Cave can be reached via several steps and is not barrier-free.

Taking photos and filming in the cave is not permitted. Thank you for your understanding.

Reservation by phone?

The “Freie Theater Harz” is operator of “The Journey to the Center of the Earth". Contact – phone: +49 172 1905563.

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Our special cave experience for you.

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