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Address: Dechenhoehle 5, 58644 Iserlohn, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
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+49 2374 71421
10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00

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I'm not sure if Dechenhoehle is quite as pretty as Cox's Cave in Cheddar but it has some of the most impressive stalactites and stalagmites I've ever seen, and during the 45... read more

Reviewed 24 November 2016
Bill C
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Reviewed 24 November 2016

I'm not sure if Dechenhoehle is quite as pretty as Cox's Cave in Cheddar but it has some of the most impressive stalactites and stalagmites I've ever seen, and during the 45 minute tour you get very close to some of the best specimens the cave has to offer. The tours are guided, in German with a written English summary,... More 

1 Thank Bill C
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Reviewed 2 December 2015 via mobile

Time pass by so fast here, even though the tour took 45 minutes. PS : Taking photo in cave is not allowed, but in the museum it is okay.

Thank Panzerfausst C
Innsbruck, Austria
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Reviewed 11 September 2015

Visiting the Dechenhöle was perfect for a rainy September day. We were the first ones to be there in the morning and lucky enough to have a quite private guided tour with just five people in total. Walking through the cave was nice. I enjoyed the dynamic lighting that they installed recently and the guide (a young lady doing an... More 

Thank Sophia P
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2015

Really huge cave - very impressive stalactites/stalagmites to see. You have to join a guided tour - which was in German and they provided a written summary in English about the cave. Maybe tours in English are possible if pre-booked - I don't know... Some sections were illuminated and looked really beautiful. There is a small slightly random museum you... More 

Thank GermanFaekah
Cologne, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2014

Magical experience. 6 different musical experiences as one traverses the grotto. The experience at Christmas time is truly magical.

Thank PiyalF
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2013

A wonderful find. If you're staying anywhere near Iserlohn, find the time to visit the Dechenhohle. At six euros it's a bargain. Although the tours are in German, there is an English language handout which explains the main points. A great adventure

3 Thank FuzzyDunlopez
Vancouver, BC
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171 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 June 2012

Interesting cave series in an interesting geolgical area. Dechenhohle caves are not as spectacular as some, e.g., formations are rather grey and dull.

Thank Esquimalt

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