Tschamber Cave

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Location: In Karsau, 5 km NE Rheinfelden, zwischen B34 and Eisenbahn.
Open: So+Fei 13-17
Fee: Adults 2.50, Children 1.50, reduced 2.-
Classification: SpeleologyKarst Cave Speleologyriver cave, horizontal cave, Muschelkalk
Light: LightIncandescent Electric Light System
Dimension: L=1500 m.
Guided tours: L=560 m.
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Address: Schwarzwaldverein, Ortsgruppe Karsau, Steigweg 6, W-7888 Rheinfelden 8, Tel: +49-7623/50081 oder 5158 (Höhlenwart)
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1954 opened to the public.
1966 electric light.


The entrance to the Tschamberhöhle is located above the river Rhein (Rhine). This cave is called a river cave, and it is the only active cave in Germany which is a show cave. The cave is a river cave, the cave river leaves the cave at the entrance and falls into the Rhein after some 50 meters. The original cave entrance was filled in, when the railroad tracks Basel-Schaffhausen were build.

The rear part has several siphons. After a siphon of 300 m length and a dry part of about 100-150 m the cave ends at the present with a last siphon. A dive of Axel Gnädinger lead 90 m into this siphon.