The 5 Most Beautiful Caves in the Czech Republic
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The Bozkov Dolomite Caves
Pirate’s Corridor, the spectacularly illuminated Hell, Robber’s Cave or the stalactite formations of shapes of colors named White Mouse, Elephant Ears, Rococo Dolls or Gingerbread Cottage – you can see all that on a visit to the longest dolomite cave in the Czech Republic.
The Zbrašov Aragonite Caves
The Zbrašov aragonite cave lies in a picturesque valley of the Bečva river in the spa-town Teplice nad Bečvou. This unique cave system of European importance has been created by the simultaneous action of atmospheric water and warm mineral waters rising from great depths through the limestone. It is the warmest cave in the Czech Republic, with year-round constant temperature of 14 ° C. Discovered in 1912, it has been open to the public since 1926.
The Na Špičáku Cave
A large number of inscriptions on the walls and the ceilings of the cave document that the cave has been visited since the Middle Ages (the oldest inscription is dated from the year 1564). Visitors walk through the unique heart-shaped tunnels. The cave is also accessible for the handicapped people.
The Punkva Cave
The Punkva Caves can be found in Pustý Žleb, about 1 km from the Skalní mlýn information centre. The caves were discovered in stages in the years 1909–1933 by Professor Absolon’s group of speleologists. The visitors walk through mighty underground spaces and corridors decorated with stalactites and stalagmites, as far as the bottom of the world-famous Macocha (=Step Mother) abyss. The abyss is 138,7 m deep, with fascinating ground dimensions: 174 by 76 m.
The Sloup-Šošůvka Caves
Sloup-Šošůvka Caves are the largest accessible caves in the Czech Republic. Apart from the corridors and domes with stalactites and stalgmites the visitors can have a look at the abysses and the world-famous archeological locality Kůlna.