The "Olmich" of Rübeland
May I introduce myself? My name is "Olmich". I live quietly and contemplatively with my fellow species in the Olmes Lake in the Hermanns Cave. You always wanted to know why I am at home in a cave of all places? Then just watch the video below.
By the way: cave olms are naturally shy. The best chance to see me and my fellow species live is when you visit the cave early in the morning.
Fascinating river cave with rare creatures
The Hermanns Cave was discovered by chance during road construction work in the 19th century.
Just a five-minute walk from Baumanns Cave, it impresses not only with its large amount of unique formations of stalactites and stalagmites, but also with its huge cavities up to 50 meters high. Special highlights in the Hermanns Cave are the Olms Lake, in which Germany’s only olms live, and the sparkling crystal chamber.
During the 50-minute guided tour, you go deep into the Harz mountains via a total of around 300 steps and you will learn everything you need to know about the Hermanns Cave, its stalactites and stalagmites and the cave dwellers. Good to know: You currently have the opportunity to visit the Hermanns Cave at selected times without a guided tour. More information is available here.
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