The "Olmich" of Rübeland

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 a tour (with or without a guide, depending on the current offer) you will find out everything you need to know about the Hermanns Cave, its stalactites and the cave dwellers in around 50 minutes.

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