Enter the dark and fascinating world of karst caves.
The largest cave areas of Germany are to the north and west of Nuremberg,
that is, die Fränkische Schweiz (´Swiss Franconia´) and die Schwäbische Alb
(the Swabian Alb). In the karst department, conditions for the existence of
a karst area as well as peculiarities and appearance are shown.
The replica of a cave built on the scale of 1:100 is shown opposite a detailed diagram.
The cave bear was one of the inhabitants of karst caves in prehistoric times.
A large cave bear skeleton is on display, along with the rare and fragile
skeleton of a newborn or embryonic cave bear cub, the size of a small
The skeleton of a mole can be observed more closely through a magnifying
Museum of Natural
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