This Hölloch cave tour is an adventurous and exciting short expedition following the foot steps of the first explorers. It starts in the developed part of the cave, then you walk along splendid side paths where the first Hölloch pioneers explored over more than hundred years the “Widmer”- and “Saxergang” with nail shoes and candle laterns. We move on to places where we cannot walk upright anymore, areas where we have to crawl or climb up and down ladders and slip through narrow passages. This makes this tour somewhat expedition-like. But don’t worry, it’s not that tight and the requirements (rather sporty / rather leisurely) can well be adapted to the needs/abilities of the group.
You’ll hear about the formation of this huge cave system and the creatures that live within, there are stalactites and sinter formations to admire. Your guide will have you turn off your lights and experience complete darkness and stillness. There’s a myriad of fascinating things to discover on this tour. Join in!
To round off your tour, groups have the possibility to book a cave aperitif or a cave raclette with us. Nothing better than having a chat over glass of wine surrounded by candles and music.
Or if you’d rather have a BBQ before or after your tour, there is a BBQ spot next to the Hölloch. There is no additonal charge for the use of the BBQ area but you’d need to book ahead.
Prices per person in CHF
|Flat rate for up to 6 people||690.00|
|Every further adult person||115.00|
|Students 16 – 19 years||78.00|
|Pupils 9 – 15 years||58.00|
Rental of cave overall
Cave Apéro or cave Raclette
Grillage or BBQ
Illustrated anniversary book Hölloch (special price)
15.00 – 58.00
55.00 – 85.00
Certified cave guide SSH, entrance fee Hölloch, equipment (helmet, headlamp, rubber boots, cave gloves), parking fee at the Restaurant Hölloch, participants certificate, VAT.
Execution: This tour is available all year with a minimum of 6 persons. The start of the morning tour is approx. between 09.00 h and 10.00 h, the start of the afternoon tour approx between 13.00 h and 14.00 h.
Duration: approx. 3 1/2 hours; with an addtional cave Apéro approx. 4 hours, with a cave Raclette approx. 5 hours.
Good to know: The temperature in the cave is constantly at 6°C, the air humidity at almost 100%.
Reservation: absolutely necessary.
Group size: The Hölloch Parcours can be done from 6 persons on your requested date. If your group counts less then 6 persons you can join already existing tours. The normal group size counts approx. 6 – 10 persons.
Meeting point: Hölloch Wärterhaus in 6436 Muotathal Stalden.
Requirements: This tour is well manageable with a normal fitness/condition; comparable to a mountain tour with easy crawling and climbing passages. Climbing sections are partly secured with chains and ladders. During the tour there are two narrow shafts (Otterkamin and Teufelswand) Also suitable for children from about 9 years.
To bring: Warm wool socks; long thermo underwear (shirt and trousers) and/or a thin turtle neck pullover and a pair of leggings/joggings*. Over that: old, warm, durable clothes that are robust enough to endure wear & tear. Additional reserve clothes for the journey back home because cave clothes can get very dirty. (Alternative: rental of cave overall for CHF 25.00 per person). If available, bring your knee pads.
*Please note – the temperature in the cave is constantly at 6°C, the air humidity at almost 100%. As long as you move you normally feel warm enough. Generally it’s recommended for people who are sensitive to cold to wear for example the combination thermo underwear AND thin turtle neck pullover under the cave overall/under your own clothes.