"The Seegrotte" Wienerwald Things to Do Tip by call_me_rhia

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The Seegrotte means the Lake cave and its a lake found in a gypsum cave, which can be visited on a guided tour and, for a small stretch, navigated. The cave, originally, did not have this large lake: it formed in 1912 after a blast - water flooded in, the mine had to be shut down - but a great natural monument had formed.

While you visit this cave, before coming to the place where you take the boat, you will seem something really unexpected: some nazi memorabilia. The cave, in fact, was used by the nazis as an underground factory, with over 2000 people working there (force labourers, of course). After that, there's the boat trip on the lake, to admire the rock formations and, at times, the green pools of water.

The experience is really great, but it would have been even better if, rather than a miner/guide one could have listened to some classical music... it would have suited the surrounding perfectly. A word of warning: inside the cave the temperature is 9C - hence bring some warm clothes with you. Alternatively you can rent blankets for 50 cents.

Address: Hinterbrühl
Directions: in the Vienna woods.
By public transportation from Vienna: take U3 to "Landstraße", then the municpal railway to "Mödling" and finally bus 364 or 365 to the mine

Website: http://www.seegrotte.at/002_englisch/frameset.htm

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  • Written Jun 4, 2007
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