The Kesslerloch cave is one of the most important sites of the late Ice Age in Europe and provides traces of settlements from the Upper Palaeolithic Age (Magdalenian civilisation, 14 000 – 12 000 B.C.).

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The site was probably once used by hunting groups in the summer months as a meeting place during the hunting season. However, the name originated from the travelling people, gypsies and tinkers, who used the cave as a dwelling. The cave, measuring just under 200 m2 including the adjoining woodland and the meadows in front, was placed under state protection in 1902 and is now open to visitors.

Those who want to find out more about the Kesslerloch should visit the museum at Allerheiligen in Schaffhausen.

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