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Swabian Alb, Southern Germany
« on: March 08, 2011, 06:15:58 pm »
Does anyone have any info on caving in the Swabian Alb reigion of Germany - caves, access arrangements, etc??? Or can anyone recommend any books / journals / trip reports or similar for that area?

Thanks!

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Re: Swabian Alb, Southern Germany
« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2011, 06:32:44 pm »
Ask away. I lived there 5 years and can put you in touch with a few peeps. What is your interest and level? Beginner, experienced, diver..... when are you going? Many caves closed during bat roosting (ie all winter). Do you speak German?

Mark

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Re: Swabian Alb, Southern Germany
« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2011, 07:48:10 pm »
Hi Mark - many thanks for your reply, PM sent. Hope you can help us.... cheers  :thumbsup:

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Re: Swabian Alb, Southern Germany
« Reply #3 on: March 09, 2011, 09:06:46 am »
There is a book ... well quite a few books actually.  Here is one I can recommend:

HÖHLENFÜHRER SCHWÄBISCHE ALB / Höhlen, Quellen and Wasserfälle by Hans Binder and Herbert Jantschke  2003  288 pp, 74 illustrations which include 19 maps in colour, 20 drawings and 35 colour photographs.  The book is the 7th edition and is a handy guide to the caves of the Swabian Alb in the south western corner of Germany.  The longest cave is over 6 km long!  SB In German.

Hopefully, one of the Mendip clubs will have a copy in their library.

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Re: Swabian Alb, Southern Germany
« Reply #4 on: March 09, 2011, 09:28:25 am »
Does anyone have any info on caving in the Swabian Alb reigion of Germany - caves, access arrangements, etc??? Or can anyone recommend any books / journals / trip reports or similar for that area?

I've been cave diving out there with some of the locals.  I've put Butch in touch with one of them to sort out your trip.

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Re: Swabian Alb, Southern Germany
« Reply #5 on: March 09, 2011, 06:37:54 pm »
Thank you all - your assistance is much appreciated! 

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Re: Swabian Alb, Southern Germany
« Reply #6 on: April 13, 2011, 05:50:55 pm »
Hi Mark - many thanks for your reply, PM sent. Hope you can help us.... cheers  :thumbsup:
Mark - your PM received, many thanks for your help! Cheers, Neil

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Re: Swabian Alb, Southern Germany
« Reply #7 on: April 14, 2011, 11:18:34 pm »
Have you seen my other post about the exciting new discovery out there. Would definitely be on the must-do list....

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Re: Swabian Alb, Southern Germany
« Reply #8 on: April 15, 2011, 05:46:12 pm »
... as indeed it is!  :thumbsup: