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Wiehl - Discovering the dripstone cave

This dripstone cave outside Wiehl was discovered in 1860 during blasting in a nearby quarry. Inside are sections of a fossilized coral reef from the tropical Devonian Sea that once covered the area. Now the high humidity and artificial lighting provide ideal conditions for moss and ferns on the cave walls. This is a quick tour through eons of geological history.

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