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Lurgrotte (Semriach)

The Lurgrotte is Austrian’s largest water flowing cave. It is situated in Styria in a little village named Semriach, 25 km away from Graz. The cave is five km long and you can see lots of drip stones, bizarre sinter formations, enormous rock domes and submontane canyons.

The Lurgrotte is Austrian’s largest water flowing cave. It is situated in Styria in a little village named Semriach, 25 km away from Graz. The cave is five km long and you can see lots of drip stones, bizarre sinter formations, enormous rock domes and submontane canyons.

When you start your tour (only possible with a guide) on well prepared paths, you can soon see the world of stalactites and stalagmites. The Lurbach, a little rivulet, is guiding your tour first but soon it disappears to still unknown depths of the cave. Through small corridors, grotto’s and slots you arrive the Bärengrotte in which bones of the cave bear, who lived in Central Europe during the glacial period, were found. The highlight is the Große Dom (big dome). Very impressing are its dimensions: 120m length, 80m breadth and a height of 40m.

There a light- and sound show is presented to the visitors which is a great experience due to the fantastic acoustics of the location. After about one and a half hour you will see daylight again.

Funny is that lots of the drip stone formations have names like “salami” or “the giant” which is the biggest drip stone in the world or “dwarf world”, and with a little imagination you can really see these things with the stones. If you are lucky you can even see some bats inside the cave.

Opening hours:
15th of April to 31st of October: daily from 10am to 4pm
1st of November to 14th of April: Saturday, Sunday, Holidays 11am to 2pm

Admission charge:
Adults: 5,50€
Children: 3,50€
Students: 5€

Links: http://www.lurgrotte.at/

written by agrimony

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