Recmouchamps Caves (Les Grottes de Remouchamps) in Remouchamps, Belgium is a fun day trip to explore this large underground cavern. You’ll hike through the caves, climb up & down stairs, and take a boat ride in the rainwater river. Great family fun experience. Only 1 hour 15 mins from Spangdahlem & just over 2 hours from Ramstein.
The entrance for the caves is just off the main street and there is no designated parking area, so that makes it a bit tricky. After a bit of driving around we were able to finally find a parking spot. (more info below in the the Know Before You Go section).
The tour is 1.5 hours long and is €14 per person ages 12 and up, also the guides ask for tips at the end so have some coins on hand if you’d like to tip. The restrooms are to the left of the gift shop by the ticket window area, none on the tour so use before it starts. You’ll need some coins to use them as well.
The tour is also done in multiple languages, we were the only English speakers (9 of us) so we got VIP treatment and were brought to the front of the group with the guide. The information was great and the guide was very knowledgeable.
The website says to dress warmly but it was not chilly on the tour, we had light jackets but didn’t have to have them. Also make sure you dress in clothing that you don’t care if it gets a bit muddy, the paths are wet and we found that the back of our pants were all mud splashed when we got out and shoes were muddy as well. Also backpacks, shirts, & jackets had mud drips on them from the ceiling. Some of the paths were a bit slippery so wear good walking shoes for this tour.
You can see the ceiling dripping and the wet paths in this photo.
While there were signs saying No Photos, we asked our guide and he said that we were able to take photos, just none with flash when they are guiding the boat as it blinds them. They are already dealing with narrow passages ways so no need to make it any harder.
Note some of the clearings are low so you may have to duck your head a few times as you ride through.
You walk the first part of the tour into the cave and then they boat you back to the entrance area.
We had a good time exploring the cave and listening to the tour, it does take a bit longer since they do it in several languages but that just gives you time to take photos while the other language is being explained.
Several sets of stairs are on the tour.
Note if you want to eat in the area there are not a whole lot of options, the place to the right of the caves was reservations only, we ended up at the restaurant to the left of caves and the menus were in French only and we had some difficulties communicating with the waiter, he acted like he understood but then he brought us 7 condiment cups of mustard which cost €4, so keep that in mind. Also the burgers were a bit weird, they had been deep fried and not grilled.
Know Before You Go
What: Remouchamps Caves – Remouchamps, Belgium
How To Get There: It’s about 1 hour 15 mins from Spangdahlem, and just over 2 hours from Ramstein. GPS addy: Rue de Louveigné 3, 4920 Remouchamps, Belgium
Parking: Is a bit challenging, there is no designated parking area, it’s a fend for self kinda thing. We first tried down the street to the right but a lot of that is reserved for the stores & restaurants along the street. Then we looped back and made the left at the light, there you can find 4 parking spots where you can park for free, luckily 2 were open for the 2 cars we needed to park. It’s about a 1 min walk to the entrance from here.
Cost: €14 per person ages 12 and up, I think it was €10 for ages 3-11 but I didn’t write it down and the website doesn’t have the price info. Also they do ask for tips at the end of the tour as well so have a few coins on hand if you plan to tip.
Traveling with little kids: No strollers allowed, and there are 400 stairs you’ll climb so keep that in mind as well.
How long: Plan on at least 1.5 hours for the guided tour longer if you plan to check out the shop or eat in the area.