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Rosenmüller's cave

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A cave discovered by Johann Ludwig Wunder in 1790 and first entered by Johann Christian Rosenmüller, Wunder and Wunder's son on October 18, 1793. They discovered two skeletons. It is located 1,5 km norh of Muggendorf in the „Fränkische Schweiz“ ("Franconian Switzerland", in Northern Bavaria, Germany) and was one of the most popular caves during the "discovery" of this scenic area by tourists and scientists of the late 18th and early 19th century.

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