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Ferrette dwarfs cave

The Dwarven Cave is above all a place of legend where can be practiced climbing.

The rocks of the Cave of the Dwarves form an impressive gorge about 25 meters high called Erdwibalaschlucht (the parade of the little women of the earth) and formed by the working of water in the karst limestone. According to legend, these little women of the earth lived with the Erdmanala (little men of the earth) inside the Cave of the Dwarves. Located at the bottom of the gorge, the cave takes on the appearance of a slit that opens in the rock wall and continues through two guts, all developed over about fifteen meters.

Above the gorge, you can access the Plateau des Nains. From there, we have a beautiful view of the Ill valley and the villages of Bouxwiller, Werentzhouse. The place also bears the name of Erdwibalafelsen (Roche aux Fées).

2 possible accesses:
- park in the parking lot of the Communauté de Communes in Ferrette (3A route de Lucelle) and take the red diamond path along the road towards Sondersdorf. Allow 30 to 35 minutes to access the cave (1,8km).

- park in the Keucht car park located in the forest. Take the direction of Sondersdorf and, a little before leaving the village, take the forest path on your left indicated by a wooden sign "Sentier des Nains". Continue to the car park located a few hundred meters further on. From the car park, count 15-20min walk on a beautiful path accessible by 4X4 stroller.


  • Not accessible by car
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  • In forest
Duration: 1h
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Type of place to visit
  • Natural environment (reserve, peat bog, fauna, flora, forest)
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  • Free tour
Vehicle parking
  • Free private parking for cars

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The legend of the dwarven cave

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Cave of the Dwarves of Ferrette - © Vianney MULLERCave of the Dwarves of Ferrette - © Vianney MULLERCave of the Dwarves of Ferrette - © Vianney MULLERCave of the Dwarves of Ferrette - © Guy BUCHHEITCave of the Dwarves of Ferrette - © Guy BUCHHEITDwarf Cave Gorge - © Vianney MULLER

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